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 66,785,001
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking24%
Number of people affected by HAP16,028,400
Number of households affected by HAP4,218,000
Number of deaths per year from HAP 24,520
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 386
Urban population using solid fuels11.3%
Rural population using solid fuels47.3%
Population using wood for cooking18.1%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking18.8%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking59.7%
Population using electricity for cooking3.4%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.0%