Talks Series on Transition to Modern Energy in Cooking: Modern Energy-Based Cooking in Slums
Slum communities in India account for roughly 17% of the urban population. They are more prone to health hazards by biomass burning because they have poorly constructed tenements with inadequate infrastructure, sanitation and improper ventilation resulting in enhanced exposure to indoor air pollution. Promoting modern energy cooking is challenging due to low income, education, electricity access, water supply and socio-demographic characteristics.
This talk session aims to discuss the required energy and critical infrastructure to transition slum dwellers to the use of modern energy-based cooking solutions. The obstacles in promoting and marketing modern energy cooking solutions to slum dwellers and how switching to modern and sustainable cooking solutions can benefit the slum inhabitants. Further, there would be discussions on findings from existing research studies on slum development in Southeast Asia and on developing robust energy infrastructure in slums based in the eastern part of India. Further, India is working on a state-level Energy Action Plan (EAP), in which, modern energy cooking can also become part of it.
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