New Delhi: In pursuance to the challenge and inspiration given by the Prime Minister in his address to the officials of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) on September 25, 2017 to develop a viable solar solution to power our kitchens, Indian Oil and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural gas have developed an indigenous Solar cooktop "Surya Nutan."
Surya Nutan was demonstrated on Wednesday at the residence of Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Hardeep Puri, in the presence of Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Som Prakash, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Kaushal Kishore, Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Affairs of Uttar Pradesh Suresh Khanna, Indian Oil's Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya and Indian Oil's Director (R&D) Dr SSV Ramakumar, senior officials and prominent members of the media fraternity.
Food cooked on Surya Nutan solar cooktop was served to the guests.
Salient features of Surya Nutan solar cooktop
With the above features, "Atmanirbhar hote Bharat ki Nayi Udaan Surya Nutan banega Kitchen ki Nayi Pehchan" Surya Nutan has the potential to transform our energy security situation, as India currently imports 50% of its LPG requirements. It also reduces India's CO2 emissions drastically and keeps our citizens insulated from the vagaries of the high international fossil fuel prices.
'Surya Nutan' follows series of other steps being taken by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in the current global energy crisis, including increasing ethanol blending to 20 percent, increasing the procurement price of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) under the SATAT Scheme from Rs 45/kg to Rs 54/kg, drastically increasing the area under exploration and production to 15 percent of geographical area from current 7-8 percent and aggressively pursuing Green Hydrogen Mission in refineries.
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