Electric power is one of the most important components of the energy sector. The correlation between power consumption and the index of industrial production in India for the years 1955–56 through 1970–71 was.96. The close relationship between power consumption and industrial production is apparent. However, power production and consumption are also vital for the agricultural sector. The average annual rate of growth of consumption of electric power in the agricultural sector from 1953–54 to 1970–71 was 20.2 percent as compared with 12.0 percent for the mining and manufacturing sectors and 10.5 percent for the domestic sector.1


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    V. P. Chitale and Mrs. M. Roy, Energy Crisis in India ( New Delhi: Economic and Scientific Research Foundation, 1975 ), p. 21.Google Scholar
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    John W. Mellor, The New Economics of Growth ( Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1976 ), p. 123.Google Scholar
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    J. P. Naegamvala, ‘Power Outlook in the Western Part of the Northern Region: A Case for Rapid Hydro-Electric Development,’ Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development (January 1975), pp. 1–14.Google Scholar

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© H. E. Stenfert Kroese B.V., Leiden 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wallace Edward Tyner
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  1. 1.Purdue UniversityUSA

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