Comparison of Improved and Traditional cooking stoves users of

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Juni 2011



This study intends to compare between improved and the traditional stoves user of Chhekampar Village Development Committee (VDC), Gorkha district, Nepal with regard to firewood consumption. Stratified random sampling was done to collect primary data using structured questionnaire from 61 households out of 244 households. The major variables used to analyze the firewood consumptions of the households are Stove type, Family Size, Livestock Holdings, Frequency of firewood collection, time taken to gather the firewood from the nearest forest, Altitude, amount of firewood collected at once, amount of firewood used per day. The results reveal that all the respondents are totally dependent on the firewood and animal dried dung as a primary source of energy for cooking purpose. Moreover, the results showed that using improved stoves reduced firewood consumption by 620.5 kg per capita/year, and household firewood savings by NRs 71357.5 per capita/year. Carbon Emissions of traditional cooking stoves user is more than ICS user by 1135.51 Kg per capita/ year. Improved stoves users agreed that, ICS have many advantages over the traditional one.


Researcher at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). Sanjeev holds a Bachelors degree in Development Studies from Kathmandu University, Nepal. He has served several years as a Student/team leader for Nepal-Japan Project, jointly based with Tokyo City University, Japan and National College, Center for Development Studies
EAN: 9783844383300
ISBN: 3844383301
Untertitel: Firewood consumption inside Manaslu Conservation Area (MCA), Chhekampar VDC, Gorkha District, Nepal. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2011
Seitenanzahl: 72 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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