Championing Clean Cooking Options
CARE India has initiated a project on clean cooking solutions with support from the HCL Foundation in Noida in order to tackle the rising levels of indoor pollution in Indian kitchens. Till now, Care India’s project has contributed to the successful adoption of improved cooking stoves by 703 slum/village dwellers households from four villages of Dadri Block in GautamBuddh Nagar, Noida. Moreover, the organisation has reached around 13,000 community members and raised awareness about the harmful effects of traditional stoves and the benefits of adopting clean cooking solutions. In the year 2022-2023, Care India will distribute 2000 improved cooking stoves among slum dwellers and increase awareness among 10000 community members about clean cooking solutions. The project has also been able to tackle deep-rooted gender prejudices and strengthened the voice and the decision-making power of women to go in for different clean cooking options.