How to make Sri Lanka’s anagi II stove
Coming from the kiln, stoves are checked visually for cracks, especially cm the underside of'
the firebox. The stoves are also tapped for the sound they produce. The sound will be a ring
like a quiet bell if there are no cracks, and a "thunk" if there is a crack. This is the same
technique used to inspect pottery, and it will be "used on the stoves by customers in the
Sri Lanka’s Anagi II (“Excellent”) stove is the result of a long standing collaboration between
a number of organisations wishing to contribute to solutions to the problems of deforestation,
smoky kitchens, and poverty.
Design, testing, promotion, and funding of the Anagi II stove has been done by the
Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Ceylon Electricity Board, the Ceylon Institute for
Scientific and Industrial Research, Practical Action (formally The Intermediate Technology
Development Group), and the Overseas Development Administration (UK).
For further information:
Practical Action South Asia
5 Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha
Kirulapone Colombo 5 Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 1 829412
Fax: +94 1 856188
Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development
Bourton on Dunsmore
Tel: + 44 (0)1926 634400
Fax: + 44 (0)1926 634401
Practical Action is a development charity with a difference. We know the simplest ideas can have the most profound,
life-changing effect on poor people across the world. For over 40 years, we have been working closely with some of
the world’s poorest people - using simple technology to fight poverty and transform their lives for the better. We
currently work in 15 countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.