Member Login

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Energy Maps of India

For All irrigated AreaArea Irrigated By GroundwaterArea Irrigated By Groundwater using Electricity

Click "Log In | Register" on top to view the entire dataset here

Project Background

With the growth in population, there has been constant increase in demand for food and energy. Availability of energy sources helped farmers to pump out ground water to meet the growing demands for food but years of pumping has resulted in drop in the average depth of ground water. This resulted in increase in demand in energy and stress in agricultural output. A model was developed for the calculations of energy used for groundwater pumping for each district based on information from census data in India. The methodology is described in the next section. The intention is to use these estimates to inform potential impacts on industries and on the state budget via energy subsidies, as part of a policy analysis simulation system.

The Energy Calculations are done in the following way

Additional Analysis