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CLEAN to hold India Clean Cooking Forum on Oct 24-25

SHILLONG: Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) will organize the 5th Edition of the India Clean Cooking Forum (ICCF) on October 24-25 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

CLEAN is an organization launched in 2014 and one of its focus areas is to provide customers with clean options that can cater to a range of cooking energy applications other than providing access to clean energy for rural and urban areas.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, Nitin Akhade said that the event will be in partnership with the Clean Cooking Forum of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is an international event.

He pointed out that the organization seeks to complement the government efforts of providing renewable energy based cooking solutions.

He said that the clean cooking sector faces many challenges and opportunities, which will be the focus of discussions during the India Clean Cooking Forum (ICCF) that is being organized by CLEAN on October 24 and 25.

According to him, though the country has witnessed an unprecedented and near exclusive focus on LPG expansion through the “Give it up” campaign and “Ujjwala Scheme”, the growth in the consumption of LPG and its transition is not complete.

A statement provided by them during the press conference, stated that 60-70 per cent of Indian households are continuing to use traditional fuels for cooking as of 2016, as per a recent survey.

“The use of firewood and agricultural residue, dung cake and coal/charcoal as fuels in traditional cook stoves poses a significant health risk, particularly to women and children due to exposure to high levels of indoor air pollution resulting from the incomplete combustion and inadequate ventilation,” it stated.

CLAEN has also made certain interventions in the state in areas and sensitize people on clean energy.

 

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