Assesment of Improved Chullah in Rural Settings of Hisar

Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year: 2021 (OCt-Dec), Volume: (57), Issue. (4)
First page: (54) Last page: (57)
Online ISSN: 2454-552X
Print ISSN: 0537- 1996
doi: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57412

Assesment of Improved Chullah in Rural Settings of Hisar

Komal1*, Kiran Singh2 and Nigam Rani3 

1,3Senior Research Fellow
2Principal Scientist, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, Haryana

Corresponding Author: Komal
Email: kmlchauhan04@gmail.com

Received:
17-08-2021

Accepted:
31-08-2021

Online Published:
15-09-2021

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Assesment of Improved Chullah in Rural Settings of Hisar. (2021). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(4), 54–57. https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57412 Cite
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ABSTRACT

Rural population in India depends on traditional chullah for the cooking purpose. They depend on biomass inputs since it is obtainable free of cost. This practice can be harmful to the respiratory health of human beings, as well as contribute to climate change. The present study was conducted on 30 households of adopted village Budak of Hisar district under NASF- ICAR project. An observation sheet was used to collect the data regarding health effects of traditional chullah and impact of improved chullah. Study found the various health related problems viz: irritation in eyes, respiratory problems, backache, low visibility, headache etc. faced by the respondents while using traditional chullah. Irritation in eyes was the most reported problem by the respondents as it got highest mean score (2.6 and Ist rank). Average saved time in preparing the meal by the improved chullah was 13.16 minutes and technical benefits got first rank (overall mean score 2.9). Improved chullah could save biomass input, human health and environment by reducing the time in cooking and creating less smoke or no smoke while cooking.

Keywords

Chullah, Energy, Health, Improved chullah, Rural women