ONGC asked to come up with solar-powered electric stove

ONGC asked to come up with solar-powered electric stove

Posted by P. Charitha on September 28th 2017

The Union Government said energy major ONGC will fund and encourage start-ups to carry out research and innovation for the development of advanced electric household stoves which can be powered using solar power.According to Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, funds from the “ONGC StartUp Program” will be used to make the idea of the solar-powered electric stove a reality.“The Prime Minister has challenged the entire energy sector to develop common electric household stoves that can also be powered by solar energy,” Mr. Pradhan said.
Last year, the ONGC had launched Rs 100-crore startup fund in its “Diamond Jubilee” year to foster, nurture and incubate new ideas related to oil and gas sector.For more details about the ONGC-Start-up Fund  Read
“Every household in our country can have electric stoves run on solar energy and start-ups should come forward to make this image a reality,” he added.
In one stroke, this innovation would significantly impact the nation’s dependence on imported fuel. He said while the world was 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. The Prime Minister had urged ONGC to take up a challenge, on the occasion of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s birth anniversary on September 25th , to work towards making an “efficient electric chulha (stove)”, which would enable cooking using the solar power. For any query, please e-mail at


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