Independent Consultant, Household Energy and Health


The mission is simple: making an effort to make the rural homes smoke free by offering them cleaner cooking solutions thus improving health of family members.

Organization Type Independent Consultant

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Dr. Karabi Dutta
Secondary Contact

Address Flat # 8/12, Block G, Platinum City
HMT Main Road, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore
Bangalore, Karnataka
Phone 91-9371051622
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

At the moment the mission is to identify the best stoves in each category of natural draft, forced draft, portable and fixed stoves. Developing a relatively simple stove testing protocol that can be referred to by manufacturers as well as user's to evaluate an improved stove before selling and buying it.

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Stove Testing
Sectors of Experience: Behavior Change
Renewable Energy
Monitoring and evaluation of cooking stoves in the laboratory as well as in the field and measuring indoor air pollution
Countries of Operation: Bangladesh

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

While working in rural areas I have come across many socio -cultural barriers that prevented adoption of good practices and technology and would be interested in working on this aspect.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

Market development is a very important part of adoption of new stove and fuel technologies and it will be interesting to work on this.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

A lot of work was conducted in various projects to standardize the stove testing technologies and I have had the opportunity to be part of some of them

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

I have over 10 years experience in monitoring and evaluating cooking stoves both in the laboratory and field.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

I am willing to share my experience and field testing knowledge with the Partnership.