Efficient cookstoves in India
This project enables communities in the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu regions of India to gain access to energy efficient cookstoves. They are designed to reduce fuel consumption (typically wood) by up to 60%, compared to traditional ‘Chulhas’. The stoves also produce less smoke, black soot and particulate matter, helping to lower indoor air pollution and prevent respiratory diseases. By reducing their need for household fuels, families can direct more money to their children’s health and education, while women and children spend less time collecting wood in distant forests. The project brings job opportunities for local people in selling and distributing the stoves.