== ABOUT US ==


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.


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.


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.


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.


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…


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.. 

  • Environmental degradation increases everyones vulnerability to climate change but it
    2 days ago by smokelesscookstove_team ‘Environmental degradation increases everyone’s vulnerability to climate change but it most acutely affects indigenous people, rural communities and others who depend directly on healthy eco-systems for their livelihoods. There is still time to work with nature to build resilience and reduce climate risks at all scales, such as by restoring forests to regulate water flows and sequester carbon and be creating green spaces in cities to help control temperature. But the window of opportunity is closing quickly.' We, at Smokeless Cookstove Foundation work hand in hand with marginalized communities and equip them with solutions for cleaner cooking options. Source: Flagship
  • The natural environment is humanitys first line of defense against
    5 days ago by smokelesscookstove_team "The natural environment is humanity’s first line of defense against floods, droughts, heat waves and hurricanes." According to experts, there might be time to protect and work with nature to build resilience and reduce climate risks at all scales, but the window is closing. We, at Smokeless Cookstove Foundation work towards reducing pressure on forests for fire wood used for purpose of cooking. Since our chulahs use much less wood than a traditional chulah, it can have a staggering affect through large scale implementation. Source - Flagship Report by The Global Commission Adaptation, led by Banki Moon, Bill Gates and Kristalina Georgieva laying the path for decision-makers to accelerate
  • The Global Commission Adaptation led by BanKiMoon gatesfoundation and Kristalina
    6 days ago by smokelesscookstove_team The Global Commission Adaptation, led by BanKiMoon,  @gatesfoundation  and Kristalina Georgieva, released its Flagship Report laying the path for decision-makers to accelerate climate adaptation. https://lnkd.in/fJ39bsQ Our work at Smokeless Cookstove Foundation supports the 6 Sustainable Development Goals. We intend to share excerpts of this report that resonates with the our objectives: - of reducing smoke from Rural Indian Kitchens; - of reducing fire wood consumption by up to 50% there by reducing pressure on the forests; - and also by reducing the risk factors affecting the health and safety of women. Our objective is to:- provide clean cooking solution, reduce health
  • Early this year the SCF team travelled to Dediapada Gujarat
    2 weeks ago by smokelesscookstove_team Early this year, the SCF team travelled to Dediapada, Gujarat to conduct a pilot training programme in making of a 'zero cost smokeless chulah based on Rocket Stove technology'. This training programme was designed for Vasava tribes residing in the villages of Bhogaj and Sakwa was done as a part of long term association of Smokeless Cookstove Foundation  with Sparsh Foundation based in Mumbai and Jeevan Tirth Foundation based in Anand, Gujarat. We are soon heading to the same location to conduct an indepth community research to understand our beneficiaries better. Stay tuned to know more.   #smokelesscookstovefoundation  Photo Credit :  @shad___fatima 
  • As per a research article by Manjushree Banerjee published by
    2 weeks ago by smokelesscookstove_team As per a research article by Manjushree Banerjee published by Observer Research Foundation, India played a prominent role in development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDG 7 ensures access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. One among the three indicators of SDG 7 is to ensure usage of clean cooking fuel to 100% households by 2030. However, the SDG India dashboard indicates that only 43.80% households use clean cooking fuel, i.e., India needs to cover around 56% households in next 11 years. Majority of the households lacking clean cooking fuel are located in rural India.   #smokelesscookstove   #ngo  This


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


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”.


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.


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.


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. 


The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation is a Non-profit organisation working towards curbing the problem of Household Air Pollution.


Red Earth And Smokeless Fire

by Nitisha Agrawal | Jan 10, 2019 |


by Nitisha Agrawal | Feb 4, 2019 |

Smokeless Cookstove Foundation, (SCF) is a 100% non-profit venture Licenced under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act,
2013 with 12AA and 80G tax status.

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