Oil Lamps - Where's the slick, Whats the better alternative

India has more than 120 million (12 crores) school going children. Nearly 95% of the homes in Bihar, 87% in Jharkhand, 76% in Uttaranchal, 74% in Orissa use kerosene in homes.
Needless to say that the majority of the 120 million children in these homes have to study at the polluting kerosene wick lamp. Again they have to take their share of the lamp’s time for study with the other contending members of the family.