The main objectives of project R7413 (Mechanisms to Improve Energy Efficiency in Small Industries) are to promote mechanisms to increase the adoption of energy efficient technologies and practices in the case of one small scale industry sector in India and Ghana.
This section first examines the pottery industry in India. This is followed by a more detailed examination of Khurja and its pottery industry. This includes an account of the history of the pottery industry in Khurja. The current status of the pottery sector is examined in detail, including current production levels and markets, employment levels and the environmental impacts of the industry. At the conclusion of the section, attention is given to the pattern of energy use in the pottery industry, with particular reference to kilns.
Rath, A. Mechanisms to Improve Energy Efficiency in Small Industries. Part Two: Pottery in India and Khurja. Policy Research International, Ottawa, Canada (2001) 26 pp.