Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

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By the Numbers

RegionSouth Asia
Population 154,695,368
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking81%
Number of people affected by HAP132,600,000
Number of households affected by HAP29,480,000
Number of deaths per year from HAP 107,000
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 7,200
Urban population using solid fuels59.9%
Rural population using solid fuels99.0%
Population using wood for cooking82.6%
Population using dung for cooking8.3%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking8.8%
Population using electricity for cooking0.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.3%