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



In a largely globalized era characterized by technological advancements, many developing countries still depend on biomass energy for sustenance. Much of India’s rural population still relies on the traditional chulha 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 both, the shortcomings and positive features of India's legacy improved biomass stove programs, and suggests policies and practical ways to promote the use of cleaner burning, energy efficient, and affordable stoves. The findings in this book will be of interest to scholars, students, and researchers concerned with energy and environment studies, and development studies and economics. Policymakers and administrators, activists, non-profit and aid organizations, and related government ministries and bodies will also find it very useful.

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