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Many rural households in India are unconnected to the electricity grid. Currently over 90% of these households use kerosene for lighting and cooking. Kerosene is both expensive and a serious health hazard. In several Indian states respiratory diseases from its inhalation account for over 24% of child deaths under the age of five.
To demonstrate the commercial viability of the Nuru POWERCycle system for off-grid rural households in the Indian states of Orissa Bihar and Jharkhand