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In present study an attempt has been made to assess the carbon footprints of Sunjwan (A residential and semi urban area of Jammu district in the state of J&k). The study area is a village about 12-15 kms from General bus stand Jammu. The Carbon footprints analysis is based on the cumulative consumption of electricity, diesel/petrol, firewood and LPG. The per capita emission of CO2 in study area was found out to be 1.08 tonnes per year and 5.46 tonnes per household per year. The major contributor to carbon emissions is Diesel and petrol the reason for which being the rapid and large scale construction work in the progressively developing area. Another important contributor to Carbon emissions is the burning of fuel wood mainly used by the local bakers who use traditional clay ovens.


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Malik , K. T., & Srivastava , P. (2019). Calculation of carbon footprints in semi urban areas of Jammu, J&K (India) . Environment Conservation Journal, 20(3), 33–38.


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