Daily Archives: October 18, 2011

Travails of the Kitchen

Dependence on firewood continues even in a flood-hit village in Koppal district. (Pic: Savita Hiremath).

Cooking fuels and stoves still make up for most of kitchen fuel needs across India. Use of forest wood, cow dung and other such biomass keep the house warm beyond being used merely for cooking.

What people don’t seem to see that the constant churn of smoke in a house can harm the lungs more than Continue reading

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