Cleaner Hearths, Better Homes: New Stoves for India and the Developing World

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

byDouglas F. Barnes, Priti Kumar, Keith Openshaw

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In a largely globalized world, characterized by immense technological advancements in many sectors, many developing countries depend on biomass energy for sustenance even today. Much of the Government of India's projects related to the improved stove programme have been branded a 'failure'.However, they appear to have promising features. Cleaner Hearths, Better Homes draws on case studies from the Indian states of Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal, and other stove programmes around the globe. The book describes India's best improved biomass stove programmes, and recommends ways in which theinternational community can promote the use of more affordable stoves as against the traditional cookstoves. These new stoves are energy efficient as well as easy to use, thereby leading to a significant reduction in indoor air pollution and health risks. The findings of the Indian government'sstove programmes are translated into a set of recommendations in this book that could prove beneficial for half the world's population that depends on biomass energy for their livelihoods.

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In a largely globalized world, characterized by immense technological advancements in many sectors, many developing countries depend on biomass energy for sustenance even today. Much of the Government of India's projects related to the improved stove programme have been branded a 'failure'.However, they appear to have promising feature...

Douglas F. Barnes is President of Energy for Development in Washington, DC. Priti Kumar is Senior Environment Specialist at the The World Bank. Keith Openshaw is Independent Consultant at the The World Bank.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.45 × 6.22 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198078366

ISBN - 13:9780198078364

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List of Tables and FiguresPreface1. Better Stoves and Household Fuel Use2. India's Best Legacy Improved Stove Programs3. Maharashtra: Commercial Approach4. Haryana: Women's Involvement5. Karnataka: Technical Innovations and Institutions6. Gujarat: Rural Development Approach7. Andhra Pradesh: Interagency Coordination8. West Bengal: Nongovernmental Organizations9. A New Path for Better StovesAnnexResearch MethodologyGlossaryBibliography