India to push electricity for cooking in a big way

Sep 13, 2020
New Delhi: India will move fast to using electricity for cooking in a big way to reduce the use of fossil fuels and their imports.

Electric heat for cooking will turn out to be cheaper for the poor sections of the society and take the country towards s self-reliance and make it independent from imports.

“Electricity is the future of India and most of its infrastructure will be powered by electricity. The Government has envisaged Power Foundation to be formed at the Ministry’s level and objectives include cooking to completely run on electricity, which will allow our economy to be self-reliant and give us independence from imports,” Power Minister RK Singh said on Sunday

He was speaking after inaugurating a Service Building at NPGCL, Nabinagar, a Shopping Complex developed by NTPC for the people of Barh and the Main Plant Canteen inside NTPC Barauni for convenience of NTPC employees and associates from New Delhi.

This government is for the poor and this move will help the poor strata of the society by giving them access to cheaper medium of cooking,” Singh said.

He also praised the various initiatives of NTPC that show the power producer’s unflinching commitment to the nation and its economic growth.

He further said, “The expansion of NTPC will continue and it will keep setting benchmarks in professionalism, efficiency and being an ideal employer, professionalism and efficiency.”