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MSF2015 : Eco-multi stove – a new brand of Keisham Steel and Iron Works

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Innovation of Eco-multi stove, a charcoal operated cooking stove will find currency among those families who still practice firewood kitchen and cannot afford a LPG cylinder or stoves. The new cooking stove is purely operated by charcoal locally known as Meital which is available in plenty in local markets. The new charcoal propelled stove is created by Artisan Keisham Gopendro Mangang (42) son of K Gopal from Sagoband Ingudam Leirak who initiated the craft some two years back. This locally made stove brand is another attraction for the tourists and festival revelers at the ongoing Manipur Sangai festival 2015. Under the banner “Keisham Steel and Iron Works”, he makes charcoal operated cooking stoves. He has been able to give employment to nine workers at his factory located at Sagoband Ingudam Leirak. The farm produces 150 to 200 such stoves per month and can earn a good turnover. The new stove consumes less fuel but gives out effective heat energy. A packet of “Meital “which costs Rs 20 per packet is sufficient to cook meals for a family comprising 5/6 members three to four times at a blue flame heat produced by the Stove. This locally designed new stove will reduce family expenses on cooking daily meals as it is both ecology and economy friendly . Family expenses on using the stove would comparatively be lesser than those of the families using LPG or cooking gas. If every household in Manipur uses this stove, the State can save the huge expenditure in purchasing LPG, said Artisan Keisham Gopendro Mangang. Right from the launching of the product, I have, so far, sold out more than 2500 such stoves which is in high demand in the local market. My factory produces two models of eco- stoves- Domestic and Commercial. The domestic stove is sold at Rs 2000 while the commercial one is sold at Rs 3000.

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