77. 93 % households use firewood for cooking purpose in Nagaland

Chizokho Vero
Kohima | July 11

Firewood constituted the highest percentage (77. 93 %) the households used for cooking in Nagaland while LPG with 19.95% occupied second place. Out of 3,99,965 total number of households (excluding institutions) in Nagaland, the use of firewood as fuel for cooking indicates 3, 11,709 while LPG stands at 79,824 according to Houselisting Data Sheets of Census 2011 brought out by Directorate of Census Operations here recently. Other types of fuel used for cooking in Nagaland by households included; crop residue- 3, 108, cowdung cake- 397, coal,lignite, charcoal- 156, kerosene- 2, 577, electricity- 498, biogas- 402, any other- 341 and no cooking-953.

Mon district with 41,347 total number of households indicated the highest in the use of firewood at 39, 500, followed by Tuensang district- 37, 611, Phek- 35, 386, Mokokchung- 34, 501, Dimapur- 31, 505, Kohima- 30,173, Wokha- 29, 390, Zunheboto- 28, 266, Peren – 17,898, Kiphire – 16,310 and Longleng- 11,169.

In LPG category, Dimapur with 76,732 households has the highest number of using LPG for cooking which indicates at 42, 378, followed by Kohima- 20, 712, Mokokchung – 7,236, Wokha district- 3, 228, Phek district- 2,073, Zunheboto- 1,433, Mon district- 1,080, Tuensang district – 733, Peren- 605, Longleng- 186, Kiphire- 120.

Use of crop residue as per district; Mon district – 488, Mokokchung- 272, Zunheboto- 291, Wokha- 201, Dimapur- 594, Phek- 236, Tuensang- 452, Longleng- 96, Kiphire- 126, Kohima- 231, Peren- 121.

Cowdung cake: Mon- 18, Mokokchung- 9, Zunheboto- 51, Wokha- 34, Dimapur- 196, Phek- 19, Tuensang- 6, Longleng- 7, Kiphire- 26, Kohima- 21, Peren- 10.

Coal, lignite, charcoal: Mon district – 36, Mokokchung- 14, Zunheboto- 4, Wokha- 6, Dimapur- 50, Phek- 5, Tuensang- 8, Longleng- 11, Kiphire- 5, Kohima- 15, Peren- 2.

Kerosene: Mon district – 82, Mokochung- 134, Zunheboto- 206, Wokha- 82, Dimapur- 1,272, Phek- 19, Tuensang- 48, Longleng- 5, Kiphire- 32, Kohima- 689, Peren- 8.

Electricity: Mon district – 10, Mokochung- 24, Zunheboto- 15, Wokha- 239, Dimapur- 77, Phek- 31, Tuensang- 8, Longleng- 8, Kiphire- 7, Kohima- 67, Peren- 12.

Biogas: Mon district – 17, Mokokchung- 21, Zunheboto- 7, Wokha- 16, Dimapur- 164, Phek- 23, Tuensang- 31, Longleng- 32, Kiphire- 6, Kohima- 77, Peren- 8.

Any other: Mon district – 6, Mokokchung- 87, Zunheboto- 2, Wokha- 25, Dimapur- 164, Phek- 3, Tuensang- 8, Longleng- 13, Kiphire- 6, Kohima- 19, Peren- 8.

No Cooking: Mon district – 110, Mokokchung- 46, Zunheboto- 58, Wokha- 48, Dimapur- 332, Phek- 96, Tuensang- 42, Longleng- 53, Kiphire- 17, Kohima- 132, Peren- 19.