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Choice of Alternative Energy Sources of Farm Households for Cooking in Rural Areas of Peshawar

Choice of Alternative Energy Sources of Farm Households for Cooking in Rural Areas of Peshawar

Mahfooz Khan* and Himayatullah Khan 

Institute of Development Studies, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan

msmahfooz@yahoo.com  

ABSTRACT

Energy sources for cooking play an important role in rural areas of Pakistan. Unfortunately, most of the farm households in Pakistan still use traditional energy sources for cooking. The present study is based on choice of alternative energy sources for cooking in rural areas of district Peshawar. The main objective of the study was to examine what factors determine the choice of alternative energy sources of farm households for cooking in the study area. Primary data were collected from 512 farm households using simple random sampling. The sample size constituted 5 percent of total farm households in selected villages of district Peshawar. A multinomial logistic regression model was used for choice of alternative energy sources for cooking purpose. Results of the study showed that income of farm households, education level of household head and cooking cost had significant effect on the use of electricity, firewood and natural gas as against animal dung cakes for cooking purpose which was the base category. The study concluded that the use natural gas for cooking was less expensive as compared to other alternative energy sources such as firewood, electricity and animal dung cakes. The study also concluded that family size has negative relationship with the use electricity and firewood while income of farm households and education level of household head has positive relationship with the use of electricity, natural gas and firewood for cooking purpose in the study area. The study recommended that the government should provide natural gas in rural areas of Peshawar. Sample farm households facing problem regarding severe shortage of natural gas in the study area. So the concerned departments should take remedial measure to address the concerns needs of the rural people. 

 

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