Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

Please contact us at knowledge@cleancookingalliance.org with any questions.

By the Numbers

RegionSouth Asia
CountryBhutan
Population 741,822
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking37%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cookingno data
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainableno data
Number of people affected by HAP274,474
Number of households affected by HAP50,645
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 285
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 43
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels71.6%
Population using wood for cooking40.7%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.1%
Population using gas for cooking22.6%
Population using electricity for cooking34.2%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.4%

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