Infrastructructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL)

Project Name : Improved Cooking Stove (ICS) Installation Program

Now VOSD has been installing ICSs with the support of IDCOL and has been installed 3500 ICS in Uzirpur and Barisal Sadar Upazillas and continuing ICSs installations. It has trained staffs, volunteers and community initiators, who have been trained by the IDCOL, GIZ and ANANDO organisation. It has established three ICS production centres in Uzirpur and Barisal Sadar and producing ICSs and supplying continuously. The community people have become aware and they have become interested to install ICSs and SCs in their homestead and demand has created among the community people, because, they are getting different benefits for the ICSs and SCs like smokeless, reduced 50% consumption of the fuel woods, easy to cook, improve women’s health, reduced fuel costs, speedy cooking, reduced dirty-ness, saved natural resource destructions, emit less carbons, reduced air contaminations, and improve environmental conditions. Developed local initiators to produce ICSs and they are earning from ICSs sales.