Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nepal Left Behind

Energy use per Capita (kg of oil equivalent per capita) in 1971:
    China             465.52
    Nepal            309.81
    Sri Lanka       299.28
    Pakistan        280.04
    India              275.56
    Bangladesh   84.08


 
Energy use per Capita (kg of oil equivalent per capita) in 2011:
    China             2029.36
    India               613.72
    Sri Lanka        499.34
    Pakistan         481.62
    Nepal             382.64
    Bangladesh    204.72
 

An under-reported story seems to be that of Nepal which has stagnated for some 20 years according to energy use statistics (1970-1990) and exchanged places with India in South Asian Rankings in the mean time.

Also, India is one of those places that has experienced a decrease in subjective well being and sense of free choice. (Post-independence Fabianism?)

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