Clean cooking energy: Powering the kitchen with electricity
There is an alternative, immediate and cheaper option to that of extending LPG cooking gas supply to cover all the rural households. The electricity network has already been expanded to cover all the villages, and all the remaining households are being electrified with additional central financial assistance under the Saubhagya scheme. These electrified rural households can be encouraged to use electricity for cooking. If this is successfully done, then all households would have switched over to clean cooking energy in a few years’ time, and that would be a truly historic achievement.