Development of clean cooking technology for rural communities in India

by Ram Chandra Pal, Vivek Jha and Manjushree Banerjee

The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India

Issue: 69

Journal section: Theme Articles
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Received: 2017-12-10

Accepted: 2017-12-10


The penetration of clean fuels for cooking in rural areas in India continues to be low, with just 6.5 per cent using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Rural households continue to use locally available biomass fuels for cooking. In response, TERI developed an improved cook stove model, TERI SPT 0610. Compared to a traditional mud stove, the combustion efficiency of the new model was found to be 37 per cent, with 80 per cent less carbon monoxide emissions and 72 per cent less particulate matters (PM 2.5) (TERI, 2015). The specific fuel consumption for the new stove model was reported as 186.2 g/kg of a cooked meal, which is about 73 per cent lower than the traditional mud stove used in the areas where the new product was introduced.
Given the technical performance improvements offered by the improved cook stove model, its dissemination was supported across 17 states in India.


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