Assessment of Non-plantation Biomass Resources Potential for Energy in India

  • Chigullapalli Sreenivas
  • Anand B. Rao
  • Anand Patwardhan


The objective of the present study is to prepare an inventory on non-plantation biomass resources and to create a database of existing information within India. The information is gathered from existing databases in India. The authentic sources for information collected include several national- and state-level departments, universities, and institutes and several national- and state-level agencies. The set of information collected and compiled includes non-plantation biomass resources from following three major sectors: forestry, agriculture, and municipal solid waste (MSW) in India. The results of the current study deliver a general overview on the total non-plantation biomass resources present and available surplus for energy applications in India. The outcome of the study will be helpful for future policy formulations for achieving a bio-based economy.


Non-plantation biomass Forestry Agriculture residues Municipal solid waste Bioenergy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chigullapalli Sreenivas
    • 1
  • Anand B. Rao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anand Patwardhan
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Inter Disciplinary Programme in Climate StudiesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural AreasIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Shailesh J Mehta School of ManagementIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  4. 4.School of Public PolicyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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