BHUBANESWAR: The Capital City is going to host the first international conference on LPG. The two-day conference organised by Research and Development Initiative (RDI) along with leading public sector oil companies Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation is scheduled to be inaugurated by Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu on Thursday.
The event will focus on the need for an LPG-enabled household, problems arising due to absence of cooking gas, usage of traditional bio mass cooking fuels and their impact on both health and environment.
It will 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 voluntarily give up their LPG subsidy. Besides the Ujjwala scheme, the success of the largest direct bank transfer scheme PAHAL will also be discussed. Over two dozen speakers and delegates from developing countries like Brazil, Guatemala, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Nigeria, Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Cameroon and Sri Lanka will share their opinion.
Experts and stakeholders from the US and Europe will speak on global best practices and the likelihood of their adoption in Indian context.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director UN Women Lakshmi Puri and Chairman of Global LPG Partnership, USA Kimball Chen are slated to attend the conference.