The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment, Forests & Climate Change had sought inputs on a report that it was preparing on 'Environment, Climate Change and Public Health'. Prayas made a submission to the Committee pointing out the strong relationship between Household Air Pollution (HAP) and health, and the need for urgent attention to this issue. The submission contained a set of actionable suggestions on how to address the HAP challenge by promoting the sustained use of modern cooking fuels such as LPG, electricity and biogas. The suggestions were classified under three broad categories of barriers that need to be overcome, namely affordability, availability and social and cultural barriers.