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Community participation in the development of an improved stove in North India

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Community participation in the development of an improved stove in North India
Authors (non HEDON members)
Rakesh Prasad
Abstract
In rural India, the domestic sector accounts for nearly 75% of the total energy consumed; with cooking accounting for almost 90% of household energy use. Annually, the present level of consumption of fuelwood is around 200 million tonnes (Sinha C. S. et. al.), whilst it is estimated that the annual sustainable yield of fuelwood is only about 86 million tonnes. Thus, a wide gap exists between demand and sustainable supply. At the same time, traditional stoves have serious effects on the environment and lead to high levels of indoor air pollution, which affect the health of women and children.
This paper deals with the strategies adopted in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh for introducing an improved mud cooking stove, which has an embedded water tank.
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42
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Technologies
010 Stoves
Service type
012 Cooking
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Asia
Location: asian countries
India
Keywords
communityParticipation    Rural    India    ImprovedStove   

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