Association for Reduction in Indoor Air Pollution (ARIP) is committed to reduce indoor air pollution and remove health hazzards for children and women through the introduction of clean fuels, alternative energy technologies and raising awarness among masses, policy and decision makers at local and naitonal level. Alongwith this; ARIP believes that all the stakeholders of this issue like industry, traders, government, civil society and people should be on board in order to combat this problem at national level.
Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas
People at large dont understand the phenomenon of indoor air pollution and not easily ready for adopting clean fuels and alternative energy sources. Secondly; alternative energy srouces are expensive and need some knowledge to be operated properly but at household level females dont feel confident and thus resist in adopting such things. In rurla area, women do like to use fixed stoves, and they agree to make changes in these fixed stoves but not ready to adopt and use portable stoves like stovetec or rocket stoves.
The cities of Central Punjab with a population of approximately 40 million people have enormous potential for becoming a huge market of alternative energy sources. Sunlight is available round the year so a cost effective, efficient and user friendly solar technology can easily become popular among the poeple. Alongwith solar technologies, rocket stoves and double chamber stoves can also be marketed as there is no such thing available in the market.
We also offer services for stove testing and monitoring of small scale energy projects.
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Our Contribution to the Partnership
We would definitely like to develop our skills in the field of monitoring and measuring indoor air pollution so that we can advocate with the government for the development of indoor air standards.