Smokeless Cookstove Revolution
A community Focussed Training Model
Through our training program – the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution, SCF seeks to train the rural, migrant and tribal population with the skill of making a ‘virtually zero-cost, efficient & improved cookstove’ that has a considerably reduced smoke output based on the principles of Rocket Stove Technology. Based on the Rocket Stove Technology, the Stove uses far less fuel than traditional chulhas and emits lesser fumes, efficiency is also improved as cooking time is reduced and the family members can use that time for furtherance of their livelihood (Daily wage, education, etc.).
The raw materials used include locally available mud or clay, cut dry grass, rice puffs, cow dung and bricks. Special metal moulds with specific dimensions are used to make the base for the chulah – also known as the doughnut. The metal mould can be manufactured for under INR 700 and thereafter be used to make several hundred stoves. While the Chulha does not compete with other models of the Improved Cook Stoves available in the market, the solution provides immediate adaptability as it is not very different from a traditional chulha and is a ‘no-cost’ solution.
To know more about our community programmes across several Indian states – visit our community projects section