This brief examines access to clean cooking energy, specifically across urban slum households in six Indian states - Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Urban slums suffer from the double burden of pollution.

The current edition of Indian Ptroleum & Natural Gas Statistics in 54th in the series and presents comprehensive view of the Oil & Gas Sector in India.

Indoor air pollution in Indian households due to traditional biomass burning is a significant health burden. Clean fuels, such as liquified petroleum gas (LPG), offer sustainable alternatives. Over the years, the LPG adoption rate in India has increased; however, it is not enough to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Action taken report for and on behalf of DPCC in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of February 24, 2020 in the matter of Manish Kumar Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The report was filed on June 25, 2020.

The court had directed the inspection of units located in Karawal Nagar Industrial Area of Delhi by a team comprising officials from DPCC, CPCB and SDM office Karawal Nagar. The DPCC stated in the report that there are 117 white category units, 54 number of green category units and 13 orange category units.

The study aimed to estimate the potential impacts of this planned LPG expansion (the Master Plan) on population health and climate change mitigation, assuming primary, sustained use of LPG for daily cooking.

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Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The idea of ‘leave no one behind’ is inherent to all the SDGs.

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report said data analysis of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) revealed a mismatch between the names of 1.25 million beneficiaries and the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC-2011) data, based on which the beneficiaries were decided.

Major gaps in knowledge are limiting better targeting of energy access subsidies in India. The latest distributional analyses of energy consumption subsidies—that is, how benefits are shared across different income groups—are based on 2011 census data that are now significantly dated.

India’s schemes to promote clean cooking are improving energy access for poor women. However, around half of the women surveyed are being left behind because they are not using LPG and continue to cook with biomass says this IISD report. It finds that the current LPG subsidies were inefficient and untargeted and needs to be reviewed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG, 08/07/2019. State/UT-wise details of LPG consumers as on 01.06.2019 are at Annexure. Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) makes allocation of Public Distribution System (PDS) Kerosene on quarterly basis to States/UTs.

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