Figuring out that around 76% of
households in Odisha use bio-mass for cooking, the presentation highlighted the
risks of indoor air pollution and disease burden with traditional use of
bio-mass for cooking.
“Domestic use of clean and renewable
energy will reduce these burdens and will contribute towards environmental
said during the presentation.
The Chief Secretary further advised the Science and Technology Department to
prepare a definite action plan with technical inputs from OREDA and TERI
targeting to encourage the individual households to use solar hitting system and
modern clean cooking devices. Among the participants of the workshop were
Development Commissioner U.N. Behera, Principal Secretary, Energy Department, S.
C. Mahapatra, School & Mass Education Secretary Usha Padhee, Tourism and Culture
Secretary Dr. Arabind Padhee, Revenue Divisional Commissioners, Collectors and
senior officials from all concerned Departments.