Cooking practices and cookstoves field insights: a pilot study of user experience with traditional and improved cookstoves
The pilot study of user experience with traditional and improved cookstoves based on research in five Indian states. Provides an understanding of traditional cooking practices,looks at some of the improved cook stoves currently in the market & assesses user experience surrounding use of these improved cookstoves.
Traditional cookstoves are used extensively across rural households in India. The use of traditional cookstoves corresponds directly to the free access and easy availability of cooking fuels such as firewood, cow dung, leaves, twigs etc. The development community across the globe comprising of governments, NGOs, civil societies and individual companies have been designing improved cookstoves to help reduce the pressure on forest resources, reduce the time spent collecting cooking fuel, decrease families