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Cleaner hearths, better homes : new stoves for India and the developing world /

Cleaner hearths, better homes :  new stoves for India and the developing world /
DK Number:DK-220803
ISBN: 0198078366
Title: Cleaner hearths, better homes : new stoves for India and the developing world /
Author: Douglas F. Barnes, Priti Kumar, Keith Openshaw.
Edition: 1st ed.
Imprint: New Delhi : Oxford University Press,
Physical Desc.: xvi, 170 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Year: c2012
Price: USD 25.25
Subject Strings: Biomass stoves--India.
  Biomass stoves--Developing countries.
  Biomass energy--Government policy--India.
  Biomass energy--Government policy--Developing countries.
  Rural development--India.
  Rural development--Developing countries.
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As the case with many other developing countries of the world, much of India's rural population still relies on the traditional biomass stoves for daily needs, thus increasing environmental health risks due to indoor air pollution. Cleaner Hearths, Better Homes draws on case studies from six Indian states—Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal—and other stove programs around the globe. It discusses India's best improved biomass stove programs and suggests policies and practical ways to promote the use of cleaner burning, energy efficient, and affordable stoves.

The book revisits Government of India's projects related to its legacy improved stove program. It looks at these older projects' positive features and translates them into a set of recommendations that would support a new generation of stoves and programs.

The findings in this book will be of interest to scholars, students, and researchers concerned with energy and environment studies. Policymakers and administrators, activists, and NGOs will also find it very useful.

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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Better Stoves and Household Fuel Use1
India's Best Legacy Improved Stove Programs17
Maharashtra: Commercial Approach24
Haryana: Women's Involvement36
Karnataka: Technical Innovations and Institutions50
Gujarat: Rural Development Approach64
Andhra Pradesh: Interagency Coordination78
West Bengal: Nongovernmental Organizations95
A New Path for Better Stoves114
Glossary143
Annexure: Research Methology145
Bibliography157
Index166
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