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 29,824,536
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking81%
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 HAP24,157,874
Number of households affected by HAP6,438,749
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 41,164
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 13,490
Urban population using solid fuels36.1%
Rural population using solid fuels97.1%
Population using wood for cooking57.5%
Population using dung for cooking27.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.5%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking10.0%
Population using electricity for cooking2.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking3.0%