Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment, August 2011

Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) is a Government of India (GoI) rating system1 for green buildings developed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in 2004;Later, in 2007, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) collaborated with TERI to form an independent society called ADARSH to develop and implement GRIHA. The society’s responsibilities are to register projects under GRIHA, and also to advocate and generate awareness on sustainable habitats in the Indian context. All registered institutional, commercial and residential buildings except industrial complexes are rated based on 34 criteria through the process of building designing, construction, operations and maintenance. It is the only rating system that covers ventila systems.

The Sarala stove model is very suitable to TIDE’s two fold objective of creating income
generating opportunities for rural women by involving them in the stove diffusion process as well as ensuring an environmental friendly cooking environment.

In January 2011, the Forest Department of the Government of Karnataka included the Sarala Stove in their "Hasiru Gram Yojane"(Green Village Program) and is now placing orders with TIDE’s stove entrepreneurs to build smokeless stoves. These women travel across the state to construct smokeless stoves on behalf of the Forest Department.

Source : OneWorld Foundation India

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