Project will form and enhance the role of 50 Village Development Committees (VDCs) in safeguarding the global environment and contribute their part in village advancement (2) To increase community awareness of the consequences of deforestation and the need to conserve forests with the help of 50 trainings (3) To improve health by reducing the volume of harmful smoke produced by tradition stoves in the targeted villages with the provision of 2000 fuel efficient stoves.
Fuel-efficient stoves help households to consume less fuel leading to savings both in household expenditure as well as time spent in the collection of the fire wood. Time and money saved can then be redirected to meeting other needs of the household. It will help significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime on the one hand and plantation will promote the ago-forestry.
The project "Support through Distribution of 2000 Fuel-efficient stoves Promoting Environmental Protection in 35 villages of UC named Shaikh Bhirkio will adopt participatory approaches of development involving the community. The concept of the project is to provide warmth to the communities of UC Shaikh Bhirkio and will reduce work load on communities for fetching fire wood and will conserve the forest.
Smoke is harmful, causing health problems such as coughing, eye irritations, asthma, and respiratory infections. Many people, mainly women and children, die prematurely each year from respiratory diseases caused by pollution from fires for cooking and heating homes. The promotion of cleaner, more efficient technologies is thought to have the potential of saving millions of lives.