The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has constituted a Core Group to interact with concerned stakeholders and to review the progress and take further steps to expand development and deployment of cook-stoves in the country. In addition, the Ministry has sanctioned projects for strengthening four Improved Cook Stove Test Centres for development and modification of standards and testing of cook-stoves.
A project was taken up by the Ministry to assess status of various types of improved cook-stoves currently available, their suitability and delivery mechanisms for deployment through Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI). The project has been completed. Based on the recommendation a pilot scale project on ‘Pilot Field Testing and Evaluation of Community Sized Biomass Cook-stoves’ has been taken up recently for demonstration of community size cook-stoves in eight identified States of the country.