Wood-framing stoves, which are the most popular wood-burning stoves in India, have seen a sharp rise in popularity in recent years.
The popularity of wood-fired stoves has been rising in India since the country opened up to foreign investment and in recent times the demand for wood-fueled staves has risen due to rising fuel prices.
Wood-fired stove makers, however, have been struggling to meet the demand in the market due to the relatively high cost of fuel.
Wood-fuel stoves require a lot of maintenance and maintenance is expensive for a stove.
However, the availability of cheap wood has helped wood-burners in the past few years to attract a wider range of customers.
According to industry body Wood, the demand has grown due to a surge in wood-based products like stoves and stoves for hot food.
“A big part of the increase in the popularity of stove and stove for hot foods is due to lower fuel prices,” said Anupam Gupta, managing director, Wood & Wood India.
A large chunk of the demand is for stove and stove for hot meals, according to a report by the Indian Institute of Management, Mumbai.
Stove manufacturers have been trying to ramp up the supply of their wood-fed stoves by making them more eco-friendly, including adding greenery.
It has helped in the overall fuel efficiency of the stoves.
But the demand of wood stove makers has also been increasing due to increased use of other types of stoves that burn wood, such as wood stoves as well as wood-fire cookers.
In the past, wood-fiber stoves were popular but the market has grown, according a report in Business Standard magazine.
The demand for stoves also seems to be growing in rural areas where there are no nearby wood sources.
There are more than 40 types of wood fire stoves but in rural India, only three are used for cooking.