SAMUHA was instrumental in getting the first two CDM (Clean Development mechanism) Cookstoves registered by UNFCCC in India. a Third CDM Cookstove project is accompanying the CDM Cookstove POA (Programme of Activities), supported by MNRE (Ministry for New & renewable Energy), GOI, and GIZ, the German technical cooperation agency, that is awaiting UNFCCC registration.
JSMBT which registered and implemented the first CDM Cookstove project in India, is a CBO (community-based organisation) promoted and jointly managed by the women's elected directors and SAMUHA nominated directors. This is presently being implemented with a forward purchase of 178,000 CERS by the FairClimate Fund, a Netherlands-based social carbon fund.
(A link to the JSMBT site will be provided once the JSMBT site becomes operational.)
For more information on the JSMBT CDM Cookstove project, pl go to www.cdmcookstoveraichur.in. in the site's reports section at the bottom left, pl select 'Deodurg Taluk'.)
Samuha with the support from Infosys is implementing the second phase of the CDM coostove program in Yelaburga Taluk in Koppal District. Under the program, Infosys-Samuha will distribute 43,000 high efficiency cook stoves to 21,500 families over the next nine months. Under the programme, families will be trained and awareness will be built among the families about the use of stove and its benefits.