Aga Khan Planning and Building Services to install innovative smokeless stoves in Chitravad, Gujarat

Aga Khan Planning and Building Services to install innovative smokeless stoves in Chitravad, Gujarat

CHALLENGE

Lower respiratory infections from cooking smoke are a major cause of mortality in the developing world, resulting in around 600,000 deaths a year in India alone. While several solutions exist for the urban poor or those who are otherwise connected to the power grid, the one effective smoke-reducing stove that does exist has only been disseminated to 5% of rural India, despite being in use since the 1980s.

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