Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels 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 246,864,191
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking47%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cookingno data
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainableno data
Number of people affected by HAP116,026,170
Number of households affected by HAP25,496,765
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 164,651
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 6,867
Urban population using solid fuels22.9%
Rural population using solid fuels79.6%
Population using wood for cooking53.4%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.4%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking34.2%
Population using gas for cooking11.2%
Population using electricity for cooking0.2%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.6%