Saving both economy and ecology and to combat the cold months in the State, the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) has started using the one of its kind the Himalayan Rocket Stove.
The Himalayan Rocket Stove is a marvel of technology and engineering. Using high-temperature clean combustion technology the Himalayan Rocket Stove uses less than 50 per cent of the wood used in a typical Chulha / Bukhari and burns so clean that after 10-15 minutes you won’t see smoke coming from your chimney pipe.
Rocket Stove design is based on a dual combustion process where wood gas and smoke are drawn into a secondary combustion chamber which burns the smoke and releases an abundance of additional heat.
According to the Executive Director of NESFAS, Pius Rani with the minimum quantity of wood used in the stove one can not only cook but also warm themselves during the cold season for hours.
“This unique stove is very suitable for a cold place like Meghalaya and it can be used in various places like dorbar halls, etc,” he said, adding that many have welcomed this unique stove’s way of functioning.