Clean fuel for cooking: Solution to achieve better air quality

05 Feb 2021

Cookstove

The discussion paper 'Clean Fuel for Cooking: Solution to Achieve Better Air Quality' aims to analyse and estimate the financial support that may be required to encourage Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) consumers to switch to LPG for cooking their major meals, over and above the existing subsidy and other financial incentives, as well as to identify a suitable financing strategy to support the uptake of refills without impacting the fiscal deficit of the Government of India. The Discussion Paper is based on analysis of publicly available data for LPG refills and discussion in a Roundtable organised in September 2019 by TERI.

Building on the aforementioned work and drawing insights and new data from recent developments as well as inputs from experts from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the Columbia University during a webinar organized by TERI in September 2020, the Discussion Paper was further strengthened to publish the Policy Brief entitled "Clean Fuel for Cooking: Solution to Achieve Better Air Quality".