Adoption status of improved mud stove by rural women
Jyoti Rani, Preeti and Beena Yadav
The improved mud stove is a cooking stove that can save the lives of hundred thousands of women and young girls in rural areas as well as urban areas who are burning wood as cooking fuel. Demand for clean energy is directly proportional to the economic development (UNDP, 2001). In increasing awareness of the harmful effect of fossil fuels on environment and consequently quality of life of people, both Government and households are looking ensuring availability of reliable clean energy. Few studies conducted in India concerning the cook chulhas situation have highlighted the detrimental impact it has had on households, particularly women who are exposed to high level of smoke. The present study was conducted on 200 women from four villages adopted during four years under IAHS programme of College of Home Science. Dissemination of improved mud stove were organized under through Internship/Industrial Attachment of Home Science (IAHS) programme of College of Home Sciences The adoption status of improved mud stove was measured in terms of adoption ie. Knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, confirmation. It was found that majority of the respondents 89.0% had acquired the knowledge about the improved mud stove and its uses whereas the 80.0% respondents were persuaded regarding stove. More than half of the 67.0% respondent were mentally prepared for adoption of stove. Only more half of the 58.0% respondent adopted the stove for the first time. Only 32.0% respondents had been continuously adopted this improved mud stove. Major reason for non-adoption of this technology is unavailability of material, lack of space and higher initial cost.
How to cite this article:
Jyoti Rani, Preeti and Beena Yadav. Adoption status of improved mud stove by rural women. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2621-2625.