About the Practice
Problem Statement:

The conventional stoves either produce lot of noise or consume more fuel. This entrepreneurial - innovative project has effected potential saving of 50% or more, i.e. 5 million tones of kerosene annually in India. It also reduces the spending on fuel by the rural household, which could be used for the other wellbeing. Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/pressure_type_kerosene_stove/97


Traditionally there are two types of kerosene stoves - the wick & pressure or pump types are used. One has the low power output and other one gives loud noise in operation. There is lots of energy lost during the operation of domestic stoves; efforts need to be taken to improve the efficiency of the stoves. Mr. Usha Shankar Bhattacharya developed an improved version of pressure type kerosene stoves mainly based on containing the two major losses two major losses - plus gas and radiation/convection. From test results it is estimated that such a simple, yet effective, measure can reduce oil-consumption. The pressure type kerosene stoves are widely used in India and can consume about 10 million tones oil annually on estimate.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Usha Shankar Bhattacharya
Address: C/o. A. K. Roy,58/1/3D, Raja Dinendra Street,
City: Kolkata
State: West Bengal
PIN Code 700006

Practice Details

Link: The innovation in pressure type kerosene stove increases not only the efficiency of domestic stoves but also minimize the two major losses - plus gas and radiation/convection. It was estimated that the simple, yet effective, measure can reduce oil-consumption. This is the basis of designing the improved version of pressure-stove and could reduce the consumption of oil annually. Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/pressure_type_kerosene_stove/97
Manufacturing Capacity: a) Turnkey solution, b) Design Support, c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing, e) Franchising, f) Any other:
Problem Scale: 1) India 2) Around the world

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1194

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