With this project, 109 villages and 3750 households will be provided with SARALA stoves, an innovative solution to energy-efficient cooking. These stoves bundle cooking heat as a self-contained system, and consequently less wood needs to be burned.
With this project, 109 villages and 3750 households will be provided with SARALA stoves, an innovative solution to energy-efficient cooking. These stoves bundle cooking heat as a self-contained system, and consequently less wood needs to be burned. SARALA stoves conserve 25%-30% of biofuels as compared to open cooking and produce less smoke than open stoves. In addition to simply providing stoves, this project involves training women and youth to maintain the stoves.
The objective of this cook-stove project is to reduce fuelwood demand and improve the health of indigenous communities. The holistic approach implemented in this project combines climate protection, pro-poor growth and improved community health.
Features of Cookstove
- Can burn a variety of biomass fuels
- Smoke-free working environment
- Use of mould for on-site stove construction with consistent dimensions that provide consistent performance.
- Durable with minimal maintenance
- Compact, with a low space requirement (Therefore, suitable even for small kitchens)
- Easy to install and operate, no deviation in cooking practice
- Conserves at least 25% – 30% of biofuels as compared to open cooking
Benefits of Cookstove
Energy-efficient cooking methods will reduce 17.329 t of CO2 emissions in about 5 year’s time (2012-16)
- Supports sustainable forests by decreasing fuelwood consumption
- Health benefits (reduced smoke production decreases eye irritation)
- Improved air quality
- Empowerment of women
- Pro-poor growth: additional employment and an improved income situation
- Local partner organizations recognized and benefited (demonstrate a capacity to manage a comparatively large project)
Reduces use of wood as the stove can burn a variety of biomass fuels & creates smoke-free working environment.
Smokeless Cookstove is a Low carbon technology which can reduce emissions by replacing high emission cooking fuels in tribal areas.
This helps the households to spend more time in their agricultural fields while promoting the collection of non-timber forest produce.
More than 11000 women/families across 2 districts of East Godavari and Visakhapatnam are benefiting from our efforts.