Acceptance of LPG Cookers in the Slums of Hyderabad

“Acceptance of LPG Cookers in the Slums of Hyderabad” is a study project incorporated in the work package 3.2.A “Energy Management of the Emerging Megacity Hyderabad” of the “Sustainable Hyderabad Project”. It contains a detailed literature review on the potential benefits of LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) cookers, the patterns and costs of the energy use in the slums of Hyderabad and information about household structures and their income. Taking the availability of LPG, existing subsidy schemes and access to energy into account, the main objective is to reveal the obstacles to the acceptance and acquirement of LPG cookers in the slums of Hyderabad. The results of a literature review indicate that financial aspects as well as lacking awareness are the main reasons that hinder slum inhabitants from the access to LPG. Since SHGs (Self-Help-Groups) are considered as one efficient tool to overcome the scarcity of financial resources, they are also part of the analysis. As mutual trust among the members is the base for a well functioning SHG in a community, two so-called trust games are organised to measure trust among groups in identified slums.

Principal Investigators
Hagedorn, Conrad Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (Details) (Resource Economics)

Financer
Sonstige Stiftungen

Duration of Project
Start date: 03/2011
End date: 04/2011

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