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Despite health and environmental benefits, why do people hesitate to use improved cookstoves?

Updated : July 02, 2019 03:52 PM IST

Millions across India and billions across the world still rely on traditional stoves and solid fuels for cooking, which adds to the global climate crisis.
Despite the promise of better health and environmental benefits, the adoption and use of improved cookstoves remains disappointingly low, finds a new study.
The researchers advocate improving supply chains, targeting the poor and marginalised and providing price discounts to encourage the use of improved cookstoves.
Despite health and environmental benefits, why do people hesitate to use improved cookstoves?
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