Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 68-71 July-September 2006

 

ENERGY CONSUMPTION, SECTORAL ACTIVITY, AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN THE INDIAN ECONOMY

 

Ritu Monga*1, Richa Bajpai2 and Purnima Swarup Khare3

1. Department of Physics, Oriental Institute of Sci. and Tech., Bhopal (INDIA) 2. Department of Physics, Thakral College of Technology, Bhopal (INDIA) 3. Rajeev Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal (INDIA)

 

Received on : May 7, 2006

 

ABSTRACT

 

In present paper we propose that the nature of economical development of any economy can be interpreted by studying its growth and developmental activities. In the present phase of transition towards sustainable development, GDP cannot be the only parameter for accessing economical development of any country. EC (Energy Consumption) is also equally important parameter. India is one of the world’S largest developing countries; it has seen half a century of almost steady economical development after independence. Drastic economic infrastructural changes has taken place especially in last two decades India has become one of the fastest growing countries. We analyze energy-use patterns in the agriculture, residential, Industrial and transportation sectors of the Indian economy, concentrating on changes in energy consumption, sectoral activity, and sectoral structure. In most Sectors, energy intensity has increased, even though the total energy to GDP ratio has decreased. Electricity is not taken as separate sector but primary energy consumption has been incorporated for all over analysis.

 

Keywords : Energy Consumption (EC), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Sectoral Activity and Structural Change, Total Petroleum Product (TPP).

 

 

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