Celebrate 25 years of TIDE

Celebrate 25 years of TIDE


Creator: TIDE Blore | NGO:Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE)

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Sharada Honnamma, agricultural labourer and mother of two is a resident of Kollihatti village in Aralaguppe Gram Panchyat, Tiptur Taluk, Karnataka. Sharada used a traditional 3-stone stove for cooking and for boiling bath water. The stove gave off dense black smoke that blackened the walls of her tiny kitchen and made it unbearable for the children to stay inside whilst she struggled to cook. The stove consumed almost 30 kilos of firewood every week which Sharada had to spend time gathering from nearby farmlands. She bought a kerosene stove but getting kerosene was a struggle and it was a huge expense. Sharada knew that her stove was a health hazard but was helpless about her situation.

One day she happened to visit TIDE’s Women Technology Park and saw a demonstration of the Sarala stove. When TIDE offered to facilitate a 2-pan Sarala stove in her home through a donor she was thrilled!

Her daily routine is very different now. This is what she has to say: “My firewood foraging visits have come down to once a week, saving me time and reducing my drudgery. Also, I can use the firewood for 10-11 days instead of less than 7 days.  I am able to cook all our traditional food on the stove and complete my entire cooking within 2 hours.  More importantly, the stove does not create smoke and I am not worried about any health hazard. The vessels don’t blacken as much and I can spend more time with my children.  I was pleasantly surprised when the stove allowed me to cook for more than 25 people during our Habba (fair)”.

More than 2000 women across Karnataka and other states have been trained by TIDE in the Sarala stove construction.  More than 30,000 stoves are in use across the country.  A Sarala stove costs less than Rs 1000 and saves about 2 kgs firewood every day.  It is more efficient than a traditional stove and each stove reduces carbon dioxide emissions to the tune of about 1 MT annually. Read more here:

The Sarala stove is one of many new technologies TIDE has developed to better lives of thousands of people. In May 2018, TIDE celebrates 25 years of providing science and technology solutions to meet community needs.   We continue to create awareness, provide knowledge & resources on sustainable technology solutions, improve incomes all.
We need your continued support to help us demonstrate that technology can be an enabler and through it, we can nurture change agents to improve lives and environment. We are planning a small event to mark our 25th anniversary. On this occasion, we plan on releasing a publication marking the milestones of our journey. Please show your support by donating. You can save on end-of-the year tax returns and help us win matching grants, potentially doubling the impact of every rupee you donate.

Help our efforts to conserve our environment and provide sustainable livelihoods! 

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For the NGO: Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE)


Towards a world where innovations positively and equitably impact all sections of society and environment Mission: To develop, adapt and disseminate technological products and processes that meet rural and urban livelihood needs sustainably.

People who have donated

Name Amount in Donor Currency Amount in INR Comment
Chandra Mouli   - 1869.15
Sharmila Patil   - 2000.00
Keep up the good work. Best wishes
Anonymous   - 10000.00
Shakeb Rais   - 5000.00
This is a noble work, keep it up Sumathy and tea..
Svati Bhogle   - 4672.89
With Best Wishes
Radhika Arora   - 2000.00
muthu ramaganesh   - 5000.00
Wishing you great 25th anniversary
Deepa Ramalingam GBP   51.40 4655.38
Such a noble work. keep it up Sumathy and team
Krishnaraj Venkataraman   - 9345.79
Society needs organisations like TIDE. Wishing you a glorious 25th
Geetha Venkataraman   - 1869.15
Best wishes to your worthy endeavours. Geetha

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