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Title: Integrated Approach for Promoting Solar Cookers in Rural Areas of Tamil Nadu

Author: Dr. Sathyavathi Muthu and Ms. G. Anuradha

Date: July 2006 (presented at the Granada solar cooking conference)

Abstract: A solar cooker is the simplest technology which has been developed for cooking the food without requiring any conventional fuels. Several advantages over solar cooker has been claimed such as no smoke emission, no soot deposition in the cooking utensils, retains nutrients, environment friendly and conserves precious conventional resources of the country. Today as an outcome of the concentrated work of the solar activists several types of solar cookers have been developed and disseminated. At this juncture it is imperative that all our efforts should concentrate in bringing the solar cooker from technical arena to household sector. The mass communication methods aimed at selling the idea of solar cooker in general, but had not reached the target group women – the ultimate users of the solar cooker in particular. To achieve the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), rural women should be informed through well defined, effective communication methods. At this point the integrated approach can be viewed as the better strategy to effect the technology use in favour of women’s daily needs. In this present exercise a low-cost solar cooker has been conceptualized, fabricated and steps have been taken to disseminate the message through an integrated approach.

Keywords: Integrated approach, Solar Cookit, Mass approach, Folk media.

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