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Original Research Article

Year: 2016 | Month: December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 24-32

An Analysis of Factors Affecting Energy Consumption in Urban Odisha

Mamita Dash

Ph.D. Scholar, Utkal University, Faculty Associate, KIIT School of Humanities, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar-751024.


Energy consumption in the household sector is affected by many factors like income, family size, gender, education and type of occupation of the households. The aim of this study was to analyse these factors and suggest measures for the efficient use of energy in the household sector. For this data had been collected from a sample of 100 households, from the urban municipal area of Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state Odisha. The households were divided into three income groups on the basis of their monthly earning. Correlation was used to find out the relationship among income, family size and energy consumption. The study found a positive relation between income, family size and energy consumption.

Key words: Household energy consumption, Income, family size, age, gender.

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