Rural Clean Cooking India


Carbon Avoidance

Efficient Cook Stoves

Over 900M people are exposed to indoor air pollution caused by fuel wood and an estimated 360k people die prematurely each year for this reason. This project enables households to reduce health risks and fuel costs by distributing efficient biomass cookstoves simultaneously increasing employment.

Rural Clean Cooking India

About the project

Of all nations in the world, India utilizes the most wood for fuel. This implies, over 900 million individuals are exposed to indoor air pollution on a daily basis, which is thought to be the cause of 360,000 premature deaths annually. Through the provision of more effective biomass cook stoves, this initiative enables households to drastically lower health risks and fuel expenses. Additionally, the manufacturing, sales and distribution of the stoves have created more jobs, and subsidies are available to assist households unable to afford upfront costs.

In addition to delivering emission reductions to take climate action (SDG 13), the project supports other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3): The efficient cook stoves facilitate an 80% reduction in smoke within the household, significantly reducing exposure to harmful indoor air pollution.
  • No Poverty (SDG 1): Simple design enhancements make the stoves 60% more fuel-efficient. Reduced fuel usage results in a monthly saving of approximately USD 7 (INR 450), which is around 7% of the average household monthly income.
  • Life on Land (SDG 15): Since 82% of households depend on wood for cooking, this approach eases the strain of overuse on forests, and subsequently decreases deforestation.
  • Gender Equality (SDG 5): Leaving the home to collect fuel is physically exerting and exposes women to insect bites and possible harassment attacks. The insulated design of the stove also delivers a 50% reduction in the time needed for cooking, which can be allocated to other tasks.
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8): The manufacturing, sales and distribution of the stoves has created 120 jobs.

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