|Title:||Development of cooking sector in rural areas in India - A review|
Saini, R. P.
Khatod, Dheeraj Kumar
|Published in:||Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews|
|Abstract:||Abstract: Energy for cooking is a major concern of consumers and policy makers in India. Most of the cooking in rural India is done using biomass. Traditional biomass stoves cause significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to formation of products of incomplete combustion. As far as urban population is concerned, around 95% of the population has access to LPG as cooking fuel at subsidized rates. To increase accessibility of LPG to rural areas is economically incompetent option when compared with the solar and biogas as other options available in rural areas. In this paper, an effort has been made to review the developments occurred in cooking sector rural areas in Indian context. The work carried out on different cooking fuels and cook stoves has been presented in order to use renewable energy sources and to identify the barriers of their dissemination. The status of cooking sector in India and the initiatives taken by the government of India has also been discussed and presented in the paper. It has been observed that the government of India is running several programs for the promotion of solar and biogas as cooking fuels in rural areas and it has succeeded to an extent. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.|
|Citation:||Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2013), 17(): 44-53|
|Author Scopus IDs:||57198221767|
|Author Affiliations:||Bansal, M., Alternate Hydro Energy Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India|
Saini, R.P., Alternate Hydro Energy Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India
Khatod, D.K., Alternate Hydro Energy Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India
|Funding Details:||The National Programme on Improved Cook stoves (NPIC) was started by the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources (MNES), Government of India, in 1985 to achieve the twin objectives of fuel wood conservation and smoke reduction in kitchens. The general and technical features of some of the models recommended by the NPIC are given in Table 4  . NPIC has overseen the installation of 28 million improved cook stoves, saving nearly 20 million tons of firewood per year  . 5.1.3|
|Corresponding Author:||Bansal, M.; Alternate Hydro Energy Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India; email: email@example.com|
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