Air quality improvement through sustainable cooking technology solutions
The major component contributing to indoor air pollution in most rural and urban migrant communities is the use of fuelwood for cooking. Users remain unaware of the long term health implications and accept it as a way of life. The ill effects multiply many times when the use of firewood is combined with reduced ventilation within the house. End users often lack awareness both on the health aspects and sustainable alternatives. This lack of awareness, combined with the age old culture of firewood cooking creates a hostile environment for users to shift to sustainable cooking. The project therefore engages with a variety of solutions that can be customized for different cooking practices of the country.