Launched by PM Modi on May 1, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to safeguard the health of women & children.

Dealers opting for the subsidy would be required to connect the maximum facility with the solar power system

JAIPUR: The penetration of LPG has crossed 85% of the households in Rajasthan from about 66% in about two years, thanks to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUJ) which has given 26 lakh new connectio

The majority of rural Indian households remain dependent on unreliable, inefficient and harmful household energy technologies. Rural households make their energy decisions with respect to the Water-Energy-Food security (WEF) Nexus jointly, however, previous research initiatives have analyzed household energy access problem in isolation.

A task force constituted by Niti Aayog in a report titled Action Plan for Clean Fuel said that taxation and pricing strategy is needed to provide impetus to cleaner fuels and discouraging the use of polluting ones. Lower taxes on the cleaner fuels are sought and for the purpose, GST can create a level playing field in the country, it said.

SRINAGAR: Pollution levels in Srinagar have crossed the limit that qualifies the city for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Radhakrishnan K.U. & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 22/12/2017 regarding the LPG Terminal of the India Oil Corporation Ltd at Puthuvypeen, Cochin, Kerala. The applicants who are traditional fishermen allege that the project activity of M/s.Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) extends to an area of 15 hectares between 200 metres and 300 metres from the High Tide Line (HTL).

Air pollution exposure is the second most important risk factor for ill health in South Asia, contributing to between 13% and 21.7% of all deaths and approximately 58 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) through chronic and acute respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.1 Of the top 30 cities in the world with the poorest air quality in 2016, 17 are in South Asia.2 The impact of air pollution transcends boundaries. The “brown cloud”—caused by pollution from carbon aerosols—is a phenomenon captured in satellite images of atmospheric haze over South Asia, as well as China.

This report provides an overview of the clean cooking energy sector in India, including policy and market developments over the last few years. It outlines the key ecosystem-level challenges in creating sustained demand for clean cooking energy products and in building capacity for manufacturers and suppliers of such solutions.

KOCHI: The National Green Tribunal has dismissed an appeal filed by two protesters against the extension of environment clearance (EC) for the IOC’s LPG import terminal at Puthuvype.

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