Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited India’s biggest oil and gas producer ONGC to take up a challenge of developing an energy efficient electric cooking stove. Addressing officers and staff of ONGC at the inauguration of the firm’s new corporate office and launch of electricity scheme ‘Saubhagya’ in New Delhi yesterday, the prime minister exhorted them to work towards making an efficient electric chulha (stove), which would enable cooking through the use of electricity.
The prime minister said this innovation would, in one stroke, significantly impact the nation’s dependence on imported fuel. He said that while the world is working towards electric cars, in India, in addition to electric cars, electric stoves would go a long way in meeting the needs of the people. Prime Minister asked ONGC to invite startups and youth to innovate in this field.