After Saubhagya, govt plans induction stoves for the poor


After Saubhagya, govt plans induction stoves for the poor

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is working on an ambitious plan to provide induction stoves to poor households in rural and urban India.

The scheme being explored by the Union power ministry will help reduce import of fossil fuels and generate fresh demand for electricity and consequently support underutilized power plants, said three government officials, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity.

The shift to induction cooking will be possible after the ₹16,320 crore Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) is implemented.

The scheme is expected to increase India’s electricity demand, with the centre setting a December 2018 deadline to provide electricity connections to more than 40 million rural and urban households. Read More

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