IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Vaibhav S. Malunjkar, Santosh K. Deshmukh, P. Balakrishnan
Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are mainly responsible for global warming which is most dreaded problem of the new millennium. Electricity generation based on fossil fuel is the major source of emission of GHGs. In India about 52 per cent of its total electricity is generated using fossil fuel (coal). Indian agriculture consumes about 30 per cent of its total electricity. There is vast scope in minimizing the GHGs emission caused by power consumption in agriculture sector by adopting energy efficiency tool viz: modern irrigation methods like micro irrigation.