- Future Of LPG
The future of LPG in India is set to be promising. With more and more people coming to terms with the fact that they need to do their bit to reduce carbon emissions and protect the ecology, LPG usage has also increased and spread. The domestic as well as industrial uses of LPG are on the rise and hence the LPG imports are also seen to be increasing, in order to meet the demands. Many fuel and power companies are also set to increase their infrastructure as well as supply with respect to LPG. GAIL and Indian Oil are just the few apart from ONGC. But yes, again and again, the point worth remembering is that LPG is also a non-renewable source of energy and hence proper care should be taken not to misuse it.
Domestic as well as commercial connections for LPG are also seen increasing with each passing year. Yet, there has also been a steady rise in the LPG prices since the demand and popularity of this clean fuel has also increased manifold. In spite of it being proved to be a better fuel in comparison with diesel and petrol, there is yet to be done in order to spread more awareness with the use of LPG in cars and small vehicles. Also, people should be educated and informed about the safety norms associated with this fuel which would help them prevent accidents and disasters caused due to incorrect use of LPG.
The 2001 Census of India mentions that 17.5% of Indian households or 33.6 million Indian households use LPG as cooking fuel. Of this number; 76.64% of such households were from urban India making up 48% of urban Indian households as compared to a usage of 5.7% only in rural Indian households. LPG is heavily subsidized by the Government of India.
The appliances that run on LPG are highly efficient. LPG is very clean gas and is also quick, convenient and safe. It is cheaper than most other fuels.