According to reports, 40% of the poor rural global population rely on traditional fuels for cooking which has pernicious social, economic, environmental, and health outcomes. In the 2014-2015 ACCESS survey, it is found that the use of Cooking LPG Gas remains poor.
Most households rely on biomass, coal, dung, and wood to address daily cooking needs. Cooking with solid fossil fuels have serious health hazards, while tuberculosis and pulmonary respiratory diseases remain the most common health risk to women and children. There is enough evidence to prove clean fuels, as opposed to coal or wood-burning cookstoves in rural areas, are necessary to bring down air pollution at the standard recommended level by WHO.
So, how’s the scenario?
According to National Family Health Index Survey, West Bengal has 97% of LPG gas connections all over the state. However, this falls to around 40% in terms of usage. The reason behind this disparity is a lack of awareness, a lower number of dealerships that brings a gap in distribution, and a cost hike in subsidy.
How We Help In Increasing The Use Of LPG in Rural Areas
LPG stacking is the primary obstacle in rural areas. This happens because the distribution network is not effective. People can’t get LPG gas on time as the amount of LPG is low and the cost of home delivery is high. To vanquish these factors SHIVGAS has an easy application process for LPG gas dealerships. It helps in the improved network, so people do not have to depend on stacking the cylinders.
Lack of awareness impacts the use of LPG gas. Factors like who is cooking head, cultural and religious beliefs obstruct the use of LPG gas in rural areas. To counter that, SHIVGAS provides complete safety training and helps in spreading awareness among people about why it is important to use LPG.
Cost Of Cylinder
The hike in the price of the cylinder has negatively impacted the use of LPG in rural areas. The poor people come under the Ujjwala scheme, however, the middle class is hoping in between coal and LPG. That said, we at SHIVGAS provide a cost-efficient price on the domestic and commercial cylinders.
Why LPG Adoption Is Important in Rural Areas?
The burden of disease due to smoke has socio-economic and environmental effects. To decrease the risk of air pollution it is important to transition to cleaner fuels like LPG gas. The subsidy options like Ujjwala, by the Government of India, and the decrease in the cost of LPG subsidy for the poor have a positive impact on the adoption of LPG gas in rural areas.
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Advantages of LPG gas
Domestic LPG gas is not harmful to the environment. It is a cleaner fuel and does not emit greenhouse gases. While using LPG no smoke production reduces health issues like respiratory diseases and tuberculosis.
No compromise on performance
LPG has a high calorific value, this reduces the cost of using gas. Lowers the cooking time and helps in effective cooking.
LPG gas does not emit soot, smoke, or particulate matter while burning. This has zero impact on health, it does not promote respiratory issues, which makes it a better alternative to coal or wood.
Since solid fossil fuels and HAP affects one-third population, it is high time to focus on a single solution to bring HAP below the WHO standard for air pollution. SHIVGAS is helping in providing Domestic and commercial LPG gas cylinders at the best price to every corner of rural India to improve the socio-economic stature of people in rural India.