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Energy efficient stoves to improve health in India

16 January 2013 Last updated at 17:27 GMT

An initiative of India's Self Employed Women's Association to replace traditional kitchen stoves with more energy efficient ones is aiming to reduce the number of women and children affected by respiratory illnesses.

The new cookers use much less wood and produce less smoke, bringing both health and environmental benefits.

Tom Bayly reports.