Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 178-186 October-December 200




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 Tecnology, Bhopal (INDIA) 3. Rajeev Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal (INDIA)


Received on : August 2, 2006




The present study examines rural differential and aggregate resource potentials for renewable resources in India and defines important characteristics affecting the fuel mix in rural areas. Rural constrains on renewable supply are evaluated and the potential effects on local, regional and global environmental attributes are discussed. A model for studying energy mix alternatives for rural areas is proposed. This model emphasized social needs rather than economic goals. Analyses the renewable energy outlook in India, the potentials and infra structures required for renewable energy have been considered for the same. The rural India has been categorized in the different system scenarios of the model. The basic algorithm uses the quality of life (QOL) as indicators and a methodology is proposed which would enable the policymakers to estimate additional energy demands needed to ascend the QOL ladder.


Keywords : Quality of life (QOL), Demand and Supply, Social Development Model (SDM), Renewable energy technologies (RETs).