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Agro-forestry in India

Project Overview

Improved cookstoves (ICS) manufactured by OYU Green are being distributed to families living in poverty in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in India. These stoves are designed to be more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional stoves, using multi-layer technology and insulation to improve the efficiency of combustion and thermal transfer to the pot. This results in a cleaner and more efficient use of biomass fuel, with an average lifespan of 7 years and an efficiency of 35.40%.

The distribution of these stoves has a domino effect on the communities, providing employment opportunities through distribution and maintenance, and reducing the time spent collecting firewood. These stoves also improve the overall health of families by reducing Household Air Pollution (HAP) caused by the usage of older, traditional stoves. Without the intervention of ICS, these families would continue to use traditional cooking methods that have a negative impact on their health and well-being. In addition, the distribution of these stoves decreases the chances of assaults that women face while collecting firewood.

Project Timeline

Project Initiation

June, 2022

Project Implementation

August, 2022

Project Monitoring

December, 2022

Project Issuance

January, 2023

Power in numbers

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tons of carbon

emissions reduced


tons of

fuelwood saved



chasers mobilized

Impact created

Faster cooking enabled women and girls to pursue other jobs 

Frequent visits of deployed ICS for monitoring and service

Lower biomass fuel usage, reducing carbon emissions


100+ new jobs were created as the scope of the project


60000+ beneficiaries experience lower indoor air pollution


Lasting Impact & Happy Faces...

With the following project, we were able to positively impact the lives of more than 60,000 beneficiaries in India.


They not only have a cleaner and safer house and air but also save much money which was being used earlier to purchase firewood

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