TIDE is a not for profit society registered in May 1993 under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act. It is an organisation devoted to promoting sustainable development through technological interventions. TIDE's concept of development is one that meets the needs of the neediest, is in harmony with the environment, permits grass root participation, uses local materials and builds local capacity. TIDE runs the Smokeless village program for on-site construction of fuel efficient, smokeless Sarala stoves. The Sarala stove is a single /two / three pan wood or biomass burning stove. Prof. K S Jagadish (Retired Professor, Civil Engineering) at the Indian Institute of Science originally developed it. This is a mud stove with chimney. A few steel/cast iron components like grate, fuel feeding guiding frame, support rods are used for the reinforcement of the mud stove and for long life. A cement or GI pipe expels smoke from the kitchen. Its heat utilization efficiency ranges from 22 -25% depending on size of vessels and usage. Women report that the sarala stove saves 30% fuel, 25% cooking time and is completely smokeless and safe. USP of Sarala stove: More fuel-efficient compared to traditional stove – hence cost saving for the user. Smokeless – Reduces Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) and harmful health impacts on the family Less cooking time – frees time for the women Women trained by TIDE have built about 20,000 stoves in Karnataka. As the initiative is becoming popular, women stove builders from Karnataka have travelled to other parts of India (more than 1000 kms from their homes) in Uttarakhand and Orissa to train other women in building stoves. One illiterate stove builder Ms. LalitaBai, was awarded the “Woman Exemplar Award” by the Confederation of Indian Industry. Another stove builder Ms. Katyayini has been invited to talk about her enterprise in the Central University of Karnataka at Gulbarga. TIDE has trained more than 2000 rural women in smokeless stove construction, converted 10 villages in to smokeless village and facilitated more than 25000 rural homes to go smoke free. The stoves consume less fuel, are smoke free and reduce cooking time. The money saved helps the family to spend it for better causes like education of the children. The time gained helps the women to do what she pleases – either for income generating work or spending with children. Sarala stoves prevent Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) which is responsible for close to 4 million deaths worldwide as per WHO estimates. The number is about 500,000 for India.
|Donation Option||Break-up cost in INR|
|Cost of ACC pipes, cast iron grates and fuel feeding frames||2500.00|
|Mud/Soil, Sand Red tiles 4 pieces and 25 Bricks||750.00|
|Labour charges for woman stove builders||750.00|
|Material movement, coordination, monitoring, admin||1250.00|
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