Tirtha Biswas, Karthik Ganesan, Vaibhav Gupta
May 2018 | Industrial Sustainability
Suggested Citation: T. Biswas, Karthik Ganesan, and Vaibhav Gupta. 2018. Greenhouse Gases Emission Estimates For the Informal manufacturing Industry of India. New Delhi: Council on Energy, Environment and Water.
This issue brief, part of The Council’s ongoing work under GHG Platform India, provides estimates for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the informal manufacturing sector in India from 2005 to 2013. It follows up on previous estimates made by The Council for manufacturing industries in India, at both the state and national levels.
The manufacturing sector contributed 18 per cent to the total Gross Value Added (GVA) (at basic prices) to the Indian economy in 2015-16 at constant prices with base year 2011-12 (RBI, 2017). The informal or unorganised manufacturing sector contributes approximately 40 per cent of the GVA and accounts 71 per cent of the employment in the overall manufacturing sector. It accounts for a staggering 97 per cent of the number of all industrial enterprises. Yet, there are no reliable estimates of the operational parameters for these enterprises, and no official estimates on the quantity of energy consumed in the unorganised sector.
This study attempts to fill that gap by quantifying the energy consumption and associated emissions of the sector, bearing in mind its dispersed nature.
Source: CEEW analysis, 2018
Workers at a brick kiln in Dharwad, India (Source: Pixabay)