This chapter presents a systematic review and critical analysis of the results of the fuelwood and wood balance studies done in India, mainly in the last two decades. Some highlights of the earlier studies have also been given. The review, however, should not be treated as complete. The review has focused broadly on the following aspects:
Results of per capita as well as total consumption in rural and urban sectors
Fuelwood consumption vis-á-vis availability of forest resources
Energy consumption patterns in rural and urban areas to reflect share of different energy forms: commercial (LPG, kerosene, coal and electricity) and non-commercial...