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Fuel efficient stoves project -rural development project, Pakistan

The smokeless stove generates heat in a smaller area and is well insulated by a mud and brick enclave resulting in a smaller amount of fuelwood needed to generate the same amount of heat in an open fire. The lesser amount of smoke resulting from a smokeless stove compared to open fire cooking reduces the amount of harmful gas emissions, including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, contributing to the greenhouse effect. Notable Community Participation. A 3-day workshop will be held in 51 villages of Tehsil and district of Haripur. These workshops will be held at the village level. 30-40 women will be trained as 'chulha mechanics' during each workshop. The local blacksmiths or 'lohars' of each village will also be trained in making the steel chimneys, stove gates and the chimney damper. Thus, the women of the village should easily be able to have the 'chulha mechanic' make the stove and simultaneously they can recycle their old steel bins etc. by taking them to their 'lohar' and having him make the chimney etc. out of this material if they want to have the stove made in the cheapest possible way. Regularly, however, the blacksmith will use his own steel to make the stove chimney etc. Thus, the smokeless stove project has the salient characteristics of being simple in design and concept, easily imitable, sustainable, cost-effective and beneficial to the environment. .

http://sgp.undp.org/index.cfm?Module=Projects&Page=ShowPr oject&ProjectID=4516

Fuel efficient stoves project, The GEF Small Grants Program website.

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