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First international conference on cooking gas in Bhubaneswar from today

Geeta Nagar, a housewife, makes tea on a stove using a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder in her kitchen at Dujana village in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi October 7, 2015. Liquefied Petroleum Gas, long a niche product used by the poor to cook and the rich to barbecue, has become a rare bright spot amid a broad commodities rout, riding on the wave of strong economic growth in India and parts of Southeast Asia. To match story COMMODITIES-LPG/GROWTH Picture taken October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India]: State-owned petroleum companies will today hold the nation’s first international conference on cooking gas in Bhubaneswar.

The two-day meeting will deliberate on the need for an LPG-enabled household and use of traditional cooking fuels. The event will focus on the need for an LPG enabled household, problems arising due to absence of cooking gas, the usage of traditional bio mass cooking fuels and their impact on both health and environment.

It is reported that the event will also have a session on the hugely successful ‘Give it Up’ scheme that has given birth to a silent revolution and encouraged a large part of India’s affluent section to voluntary give up their LPG subsidy.

Delegates from over a dozen developing countries, such as Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Nepal and Sri Lanka will participate in the conference.

Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the conference. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will attend the event. (ANI)