|Smoke produced while cooking emerges from a hut in Laxmikantapur, West Bengal|
- A market-based approach with an appropriate user contribution ensures consumer orientation and long-term stove adoption
- Awareness raising is crucial to stimulating demand
- Involving local grassroots organisations is crucial to successful project implementation
- Effective monitoring and evaluation systems are a prerequisite for sustainable project implementation
- Considering local user needs and feedback is crucial for ensuring long-term adoption of improved stoves
|A woman using an improved portable cookstove in Kunda, Bihar|
- GACC – Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (2013), ‘India’ – Data compiled on website: http://www.cleancookstoves.org/countries/asia/india.html (accessed 06.08.2013).
- Shrimali, Gireesh et al. (2011), ‘Improved Stoves in India: A Study of Sustainable Business Models’, in Energy Policy 39 (11), pp. 1-14.
- WHO – World Health Organization (2009), ‘Country Profiles of Environmental Burden of Disease: India’, Public Health and the Environment, Geneva. Online Source: http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/national/countryprofile/india.pdf (accessed 06.08.13)