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How households consume energy

Author(s): Shweta Kulkarni, Aditya Chunekar Publication Date: November, 2019

The Saubhagya scheme has extended electricity connections to 26 million homes and Ujjwala has provided 75 million LPG connections. Significant efforts are also being made to increase awareness and adoption of LED bulbs, energy efficient appliances, electric vehicles, and rooftop solar. However, there is very little information on how people use energy in their homes in India. A detailed residential energy consumption survey of 3,000 semi-urban and rural households of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Maharashtra (MH) by Prayas (Energy Group) gives some insights that can potentially inform policy decisions. An overview of these findings was published in this article that appeared in The Hindu Business Line on October 30, 2019 . Detailed analysis and findings can be read through this ECHO series of blog posts.

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