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Improving health and environment through clean cookstoves

Udalguri, Assam | By EKI Energy Services Limited

50% to 60% of households in rural India still cook using traditional biomass stoves and open fires

Traditional mud and three stone fire cook stoves are only about 8-10% fuel efficient resulting in acute firewood wastage. Costs are prohibitive for rural households to shift to cleaner fuels, despite government subsidies.

The Green Cooking initiative aims to replace smoke-emitting traditional fire cookstoves in households, with Improved cook stoves (ICS) that are safer and also fuel efficient. These stoves are distributed free of cost to economically weaker families in remote locations.

Improves the thermal transfer to the cooking pots
Provides a conducive environment for clean, efficient combustion of wood
Substantially reduces fuel consumption
Reduces emissions for cooking and water heating in homes

Impact on people, communities and planet


cookstoves distributed in the 1st year

30% more

thermal efficient than traditional mud/three stone fired cookstoves


reduction in the consumption of firewood as fuel

The purple area represents the Udalguri region in Assam, one of the locations where Improved Cook Stoves were distributed - cookstoves

404k+ tonnesCO2e neutralised
100+ Climerscontributed

Supported by 8 brands and enterprises

Tamarind Chutney
Nutty Gritties
Little Joys
Marico Samyut
British Deputy High Commission Bengaluru
British Deputy High Commission Kolkata
British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad

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