Soumya Ranjan Bhattacharyya and Tirthankar Choudhury
Since the past three decades, India has advanced rapidly in terms of industrialization and productivity and economic stability. However, this has come at the cost of dramatically increased fuel consumption. Burning of fossil fuels, which is the mainstay of our power generation, has caused an ever increasing carbon footprint in the face of the earth. Also, with the increased buying power, the consumption of the average citizen factored in, this is contributing to rapid accured carbon debt. The increase in pollution cost India dearly in terms of money, productivity and mortality & morbidity. However, initiatives are being taken to mitigate these issues. In this article we report on the origin, effects and measures taken to mitigate the rising carbon footprint scenario in India.
Soumya Ranjan Bhattacharyya and Tirthankar Choudhury (2017); Fuel and Carbon Footprint: an Indian perspective;
Int J Sci Res Publ 7(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0717.php?rp=P676665