Access to clean cooking energy and electricity: survey of states

Only a fifth of rural households in India have access to an LPG connection and 95% of rural households use some form of traditional fuel for cooking, the largest energy access survey in India has found. Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy released an independent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), in collaboration with Columbia University.

The Access to Clean Cooking Energy and Electricity – Survey of States (ACCESS) is India's largest energy access survey, covering more than 8500 households, 714 villages and 51 districts, across Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Although majority of rural households do not have LPG or other clean cooking options, Uttar Pradesh performed relatively better than the other states, while Jharkhand reported the lowest levels of access to clean cooking energy.