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Cooking With Gas, Not Wood | Sangita Vyas and Aashish Gupta | The Hindu

This article by r.i.c.e. researchers Sangita Vyas and Aashish Gupta addresses some popular myths around the use of traditional chulha (earthen/brick stove) and why there is a reluctance to switch over to LPG stoves. This reluctance is observed even when LPG stove protects from several harmful health impacts caused by cooking on traditional chulha using solid fuels.Based on the findings from a survey of 127 villages across four states-Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, this article highlights a number of policy steps which can provide right incentives and also nudge people’s behaviour in favour of clean fuel use.  Read more…