"India as World No. 2 LPG importer - by Modi's Push To Make Kitchens Safer"
Posted on:24 Apr 2017 12:03:10
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24 April 2017 Current Affairs:
India has replaced Japan as world's number two importer of liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, thus giving a push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'safer kitchen'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of government's clean fuel initiative has also promised free LPG connections to poor women who fall under the category of below poverty line or BPL.
Substantial number of households that particularly in rural parts of the country use fuels that increase level of air pollution and also expose people to life threatening diseases.
According to data from Oil Ministry's, Oil Ministry's Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell, country imported 23 per cent more LPG in financial year 2016-17, a figure that stands at 11 million tonnes.The report added that Japan recorded a drop of 3.2 per cent in LPG imports during the period under review to 10.6 million tonnes.
China continues to occupy numero UNO position as world's largest LPG importer.
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