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How do People in Rural India Perceive Improved Stoves and Clean Fuel? Evidence from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

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Bhojvaid, Vasundhara

Jeuland, Mark

Kar, Abhishek

Lewis, Jessica J

Pattanayak, Subrendu K

Ramanathan, Nithya

Rehman, Ibrahim H

Publication: 

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Page(s): 
1341-1358
Date Published: 
Monday, January 27, 2022

Improved cook stoves (ICS) have been widely touted for their potential to deliver the triple benefits of improved household health and time savings, reduced deforestation and local environmental degradation, and reduced emissions of black carbon, a significant short-term contributor to global climate change. Yet diffusion of ICS technologies among potential users in many low-income settings, including India, remains slow, despite decades of promotion. This paper explores the variation in perceptions of and preferences for ICS in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, as revealed through a series of semi-structured focus groups and interviews from 11 rural villages.

 

 

 

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