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Modern Use of Biomass Fuel in Domestic Energy Sector: A Household Level Case Study in the Chirang District of Assam

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Domestic energy consumption along with the modern use of biomass fuel in the households were studied for Bijini (South Blocks), Betanapara, and Oxiguri villages of Chirang District in Assam, which are categorized as Urban, Peri-urban, and Rural villages, respectively, based on their locations from Bijni town. The annual per capita consumption of domestic energy in Urban, Peri-urban, and Rural areas is estimated to be 7.2, 7.99, and 8.44 GJ/yr, respectively, against the National average of 9.09 GJ/yr per capita. The majority of the households' responses was unknown or showed no interest for the modern biomass energy sources or devices.
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Keywords: biomass fuel; domestic energy; household; modern biomass energy; per capita energy consumption

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Energy, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India

Publication date: July 18, 2013

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