== 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.. 

  • by smokelesscookstove_team 3 weeks ago
    We started our prep for Smokeless Cookstove Revolution training program at Bhurikan Pada, Aarey colony which kick starts tomorrow! With help from a few community volunteers, we have soaked mud piles in water to prepare for tomorrow...Soil for these chulas have been sourced from Karjat in Raigad district as our pada does not have clayey soil which is preferred for the construction of these chulas! We'll keep this space updated with day wise progress of our training program. Our volunteering opportunity for this project is still open. So you could DM us or write to us at admin @smokelesscookstovefoundation .org  #thisisaarey   #smokelesscookstoverevolution 
  • by smokelesscookstove_team 2 weeks ago
    In times of social distancing and maintaining absolutely high standards of personal and community hygiene, our thoughts are with the ones who are living through marginalized conditions and live through day to day livelihood...with already non existent basic amenities like food, water basic healthcare and electricity, how would these communities grapple with the situation?  #cleanenergy   #cleancooking 
  • by smokelesscookstove_team 2 weeks ago
    It's so black that it serves as her child's black board (Swipe right) Imagine how her lungs might be looking. These are the black soot soaked walls in a few homes at Bhurikan pada, Aarey because of the use of traditional chulahs made of bricks. Through our ongoing Smokeless Cookstove Foundation's training program, and use of Rocket Stove Technology based mud chulahs, we hope to bring some relief into the lives of these adivasi community.  #smokelesscookstoverevolution   #aarey 
  • by smokelesscookstove_team 2 weeks ago
    It's about time we make better choices for this world to become a better place. It's not just us...it also means every single being... #inittogether  Photo courtesy  @rhea .gupte Shot during  #smokelesscookstoverevolution  workshop at Bundelkhand
  • by smokelesscookstove_team 3 weeks ago
    Our Smokeless Cookstove training program at Bhurikan Pada, Aarey colony got off to a great start with almost 30 adivasi women coming out to learn the process of making these zero cost mud based smokeless chulas based on Rocket Stove Technology. They made almost a 100 donuts in three hours. Our poster wall of communication became a highlight as the kids flocked to read all important messages written on the wall...looking forward to day 2 as we start the process of assembling the chulahs.  #smokelesscookstoverevolution   #aarey 

== 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 Non-profit organisation working towards curbing the problem of Household Air Pollution.

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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.