Innovator : Maibam Deben Singh (Bishenpur, Manipur)

Company : M/S Kanglepak Fish Dryer Making

The innovation is a wood charcoal-fuelled cooking stove with a number of drying trays below the gas top, to dry various food items. The stove is a self-standing one, which also doubles as a workplace. The stove emits very less smoke and also dries the food items effectively. As the entire system is made in galvanized sheet metal/aluminum, upon use it gets warm and dissipates the heat to the surrounding, keeping the room warm as well. The stove has been tested at IIIT, Manipur, Imphal where the system was found to be more efficient than available charcoal-burning chulha.