Swadhina/ERM Rural Environment Awareness & Action Effort
- Training Rural Women on Dhumraheen Chullah
(Smokeless Earthen Oven)
One of the most important aspect in rural life is the cooking procedure. While a large part of our rural folks still use firewood-fed oven they face several hazards.
|Gathering of soil and mixing is the first step|
|Softening of the soil with legs is the next step|
1 .Health Hazard: It is estimated that the smoke emanated and inhaled by women in a day is equivalent to puffing 20 cigarettes ! Hence something definitely need be done in this front.
2.Pollution: This is obvious that the smoke also produce large scale smoke pollution for the children playing around the home, and, all other
family members. Alternatively, by using
this oven, two cooking pots can simulta-neously be used, thereby saving on
fire-wood. It is also important to note that the rural poor use dry tree
branches, dry leaves and hay as fuel, and, they do not use
|giving it a shape of oven definitely is an art|
|Gradually taking the shape of a rural oven|
The first step towards this programme is rural technology transfer, hence we are identifying interested village women and providing them with hands on practical training in their house. Karmi Kisku, Srimati Kisku, Sarthi Soy among them have picked up the skill very well. During the period of reporting, aready eight families have been practically trained on Smokeless Oven making, with locally available resources like stone and soil