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Most Indians rely on dung-based fuel: UN

Most Indians rely on dung-based fuel: UN
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More than two-third of India\'s one billion strong population continue to rely on carbon-emitting biomass and dung-based fuel to meet energy needs for cooking, according to a UN report.

NEW DELHI: More than two-third of India's one billion strong population continue to rely on carbon-emitting biomass and dung-based fuel to meet energy needs for cooking, according to a UN report.

Most Indians Rely on Dung-Based Fuel: UN. File Photo: thehansindia

"More than half of the global population lacking clean cooking facilities lives in India, China and Bangladesh. Here, India sits at the top of the list as the country with the largest population lacking access to clean fuel for cooking," says the United Nation Industrial Development Organisation report titled "Sustainable Energy For All".
It says that India faces a significant challenge in providing access to adequate, affordable and clean sources of energy.
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