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Change Proneness in Fuel Use Pattern among Rural Households in Hisar District of Haryana


Nayana Sharma
M.Sc Scholar,
Department of Family Resource Management,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar 125004, Haryana


Savita Singal
Professor,
Department of Family Resource Management,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar 125004, Haryana


Abstract

The research was conducted to study change proneness towards fuel use pattern among rural households, with a sample of 100 female respondents, selected randomly from Gangwa village, in Hisar block I, district Hisar. Data were collected with the help of structured and duly pre-tested interview schedule. Findings revealed that cent per cent respondents used non-commercial sources of fuel energy i.e., agro-waste/twigs/stalks and cow-dung cakes. Most severely felt problems by the respondents for procurement of agro-waste/twigs/stalks etc., were long distances to walk, time consuming activity, injuries in the form of insects bite/cuts while collecting and binding agro-waste/twigs/stalks and resultant fatigue/headache while collecting and carrying it as head load (WMS- 2.38). More than half of the respondents (53.00%) were using LPG and ‘most severe’ problem reported by all users in procurement of LPG was its high cost and lack of home delivery facility with an overall WMS of 2.03. Change proneness of the respondents towards clean and sustainable fuels was ‘high’ (WMS- 2.53) as majority of the respondents expressed willingness to use LPG and renewable energy viz., biogas and solar energy.

Keywords: Commercial and non-commercial fuels, procurement problems, change proneness and rural women.

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