Commercial energy consumption makes up about 74% of the total energy consumed in India. This induces coal with the largest share of 54%, followed by oil at 33%, natural gas al 9% and hydro energy at 3%. Non-commercial energy sources consisting of firewood, cow dung and agricultural wastes account for over 26% of the total energy consumption. The sectoral pattern of consumption of commercial energy over the years during 1953-54 to 2009-10 is given in the table below Trends in Sectoral Share of Commercial Energy Consumption (in %)
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