== ABOUT US ==

PROBLEM OF HOUSEHOLD AIR POLLUTION

Household Air Pollution (HAP) generally caused by solid fuels used in traditional cooking methods, is responsible for over 3.8 Million premature deaths every year as per the latest WHO data. This is about 7.7% of the total global mortality.

WHAT WE DO

The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation is a Non-profit organisation working towards curbing the problem of Household Air Pollution. With its training program – the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution, SCF seeks to train the rural, migrant and tribal population.

OUR GRASS ROOT TRAINING PROGRAMME

SCF understands the success of its program can only be determined if the solution is adapted to specific cultural and social context of the regions it is working in. In light of this, SCF seeks to penetrate well in a given region.

POTENTIAL

The Smokeless Cookstove team has been working tirelessly since late 2016 taking the work into remote regions that are in desperate need of this solution.

== OUR PROJECTS ==

Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh – Flagship programme

Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh – Flagship programme in partnership by Spandan Sewa
Samaj Samiti and Glenmark Foundation. After having done a pilot for six months, In June 2018, in association with Glenmark Foundation..

Uttar Pradesh Bundlekhand

This was one of the most overwhelming experience of smokeless cook stove workshop. Done in partnership with grass roots NGO Khushi Hona, we got an in-depth background about the situation facing the communities in this geography.

Andhra Pradesh - Koduru

In the month of January 2019 SCF team travelled to Koduru at the invitation of Dr. Abraham Thomas. Koduru is a village in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. The district has over 10 villages with a total population of approximately 6000 people…

Maharashtra

Since the inception of this work, we have introduced the idea of our smokeless chulah to a handful of villages in the Districts of Palghar, Kasara and Shahpur  in Maharashtra. In Palghar’s Sajjan village we were able to train a few community members in collaboration with one of our big supporters of the project.. 

  • According to a recent research Adivasis represent 86 percent of
    2 weeks ago by smokelesscookstove_team According to a recent research, Adivasis represent 8.6 percent of India's population but account for more than 40 percent of those displaced since independence. They experience the highest rates of poverty, malnutrition, and child mortality. And yet, their struggles are often hidden from the public eye. India's 73rd Independence Day has to be; needs to be more about everyone! It definitely has to be more about women and children; about inclusive development for marginalized and remote communities! We bring some beautiful pictures of our work with the Vasava tribes of Dediapada, Gujarat during our pilot project of eliminating smoke from
  • Her kitchen is where she spends most of her life
    2 weeks ago by smokelesscookstove_team Her kitchen is where she spends most of her life... And the other half is spent in gathering firewood to light the fire in her kitchen! India's 73rd Independence Day has to be; needs to be more about everyone! It definitely has to be more about women and children; about inclusive development for marginalized and remote communities! We bring some beautiful pictures of our work with the Vasava tribes of Dediapada, Gujarat during our pilot project of eliminating smoke from their kitchens! Pics shot by our volunteer  @shad___fatima   #independenceday   #india   #sdgs 
  • How about some Smokeless chulah cooked chai on a pleasant
    16 hours ago by smokelesscookstove_team How about some 'Smokeless chulah' cooked chai on a pleasant Sunday afternoon??? Less smoke, less wood consumed but the same earthy flavours and a beautiful rocket fire!  #smokelesscookstoverevolution   #ngo   #maharashtra 
  • Quoting Desmond TutuPeople of conscience need to break their ties
    1 week ago by smokelesscookstove_team Quoting 'Desmond Tutu'.."People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change... It makes no sense to invest in companies that undermine our future" because we need to now build a Life-Sustaining Society! Photo courtesy:  @rhea .gupte in Dharwad, Karnataka  #smokelesscookstoverevolution   #ngo   #climatechange 
  • Community cooking is an integral part of our culture Many
    1 week ago by smokelesscookstove_team Community cooking is an integral part of our culture. Many tribal communities get together on occasions to cook together. There is also singing, dancing and games along side! Through our work at Smokeless Cookstove Foundation, we get to be part of many such occasions, giving us a fascinating glimpse of food and culture. In this picture, group of women belonging to Korku Tribes in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh get together to cook on our Smokeless chulah for a tribal food festival.  #tribal   #culture   #food 

== STORIES FROM THE FIELD ==

by Nitisha Agrawal | Jan 10, 2019 |

My nails and finger tips still bear red as I write this blog based on our experience in Koduru, Andhra Pradesh.  And in a manner speaking, I wish they remain stained red. For it’s the red of the earth that I had never seen or touched and played with. Read More

by Rhea Gupte | Feb 20, 2018 |

The condition in Chitrakoot is heartbreaking. On one side, there are lush patches of green, cultural heritages and historical landmarks, while on the other there are sufferings through malnutrition contamination and water shortage.Read More

Sometimes, travel means exploring more than what meets the eye, and giving back to the destination.

They say that travel opens up new horizons, helping you see the world in a different light, and when you come back home.. Read More

Nitisha Agrawal lives with the Korku tribe of Central India and writes about their little known culture and lifestyle.

There are two kinds of travellers in my reserved opinion. The first will meticulously plan their trips based on numerous hours spent on Tripadvisor and Google searches… READ MORE

VOLUNTEER WITH US

We are on an exciting journey with Smokeless Cookstove Revolution. This journey takes us on a road to work with and explore the cultures and homes of some of the most beautiful and exclusive communities residing in sometimes remote and breath taking locations in India. As our scope of work is rapidly expanding, we often need extra set of hands to help out with various activities. Join the “Revolution”.

OUR MISSION

Household Air Pollution is an epidemic of astronomical proportions, affecting almost half of the world’s population. Our mission is to effect transformation by empowering those who need this technology to take it, use it, modify it, improve on it, monetise it and most of all… share it. You can be a part of the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution by supporting us with your time, energy, skills and passion.

== SMOKELESS COOKSTOVE REVOLUTION TEAM ==

Nitisha | Director

Nitisha heads up the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation as Director and is actively involved with various aspects of the training programs. She studied Sustainable Development and Solutions from Columbia University​, Earth Institute​ and thirsts for working towards conservation and protecting the environment. Based in Mumbai, she has her bags packed all the time ready for field assignments with the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution.

FULL BIO HERE

Russell | Mentor

Russell developed the Eco1 Rocket Stove combustion heater as a result of many years traveling in the Himalayas noticing deforestation and various climate related changes. As a result of prototyping for this, he also came up with the design for the Smokeless Chulha used by our Foundation. Russell is currently the Managing Director of Himalayan Rocket Stove in India and Rocket Man Designs in Australia and juggles his work and life across the 2 countries. 

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The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation is a Not-For-Profit organisation working towards curbing the problem of Household Air Pollution.

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