Bharatlaxmi (meaning, wealth of India) is a state-of-the-art cooking stove designed on the lines of a fixed improved single pot hole stove that is already popular in Maharashtra, India.
The stove, sold as a kit, contains the following components:
- Eight bricks of insulating cement (cut to specific dimensions)
- Pieces of pliant metallic wire for tying the bricks together
- Cast iron fire grate
- Metallic pot holder
The stove needs to be installed in a mud / cement platform.
The stove has undergone stringent efficiency, durability and emission testing.
Salient Features of Samuchit Bharatlaxmi stove
- Effective in reducing IAP in low income households in rural areas of India
- About 50% reduction in fuel consumption and about 30% reduction in cooking time.
- Affordable to rural population
- No behavioural change required on part of the user compared with traditional horseshoe shaped chulha
- Releases 80% less smoke as compared to a traditional chulha.
MRP of the Easy-to-Install Kit (ex-Factory): INR 900 (USD 18), Installation Cost extra