Using a traditional mud stove/Bhatti for an hour is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes along with eye, skin irritation and other ailments. Working on Diesel Burners in a Food workshop emits lots of CO2 and cause various infections & diseases to the workers.
Environment & Climate Change
Due to inefficiencies, traditional stoves require copious amounts of fuel, typically firewood for which communities often have to cut trees damaging flora and fauna. Emissions from these stoves is also a significant contributor to climate change
Money and Time
Families & enterprises spend a significant portion of their time and income on fuel collection and purchase or buy conventional fuels from black market.
Gender and Opportunity
Cooking on traditional stoves and consequent fuel collection requires more than necessary time and effort taking away from productive hours of women and young girls leading to time poverty and lost opportunity.