This Jharkhand Homemaker Champions Clean Cooking

by Ankita Bhatkhande

Knowing how harmful traditional biomass stoves can be to women’s health, Usha Oraon of Khakhparta village in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand, advocates use of clean cooking.

Here is her journey from being a homemaker to a grassroots leader – in her own words.

“Despite having a basic education, my life was confined to the four walls of my house. I spent my day taking care of my three sons and doing household chores. 

“In December 2021, I attended an event on climate change organised by the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) and HOPE, a Jharkhand-based NGO.

“For the first time, I got an opportunity to share my thoughts from a dais. Speaking in front of everyone made me very happy because I’d always lacked the confidence to speak to anyone other than my family.

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