Food and Energy Choices for India: A Model for Energy Planning with Endogenous Demand

Parikh, K.S. & Srinivasan, T.N. (1977). Food and Energy Choices for India: A Model for Energy Planning with Endogenous Demand. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-77-024


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This paper explores India's choices in the food and energy sectors over the coming decades. For a poor, large and densely populated country like India, many choices in energy intensive sectors are still open, as the present level of energy consumption is low and large resources are not yet committed to particular technologies. The choices in energy supply and energy intensive sectors can be explored simultaneously. Also, this will determine a substantial part of the demand for energy.

The model explores the choices available for the development of Indian agriculture in order to see whether development should be land intensive, irrigation intensive, or fertilizer intensive. Since land can also be used for growing firewood, irrigation needs energy, and since fertilizer feedstocks are also important fuels, these choices are explored together with choices in energy supply and energy-intensive uses.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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