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Japan had been replaced by India for being the number two importer of liquefied petroleum gas and LPG. This gave a push to Narendra Modi’s call for the ‘safer kitchen’. Many households in India uses fuel which increases the pollution and also exposes the women to various life threatening diseases. All the women who fall under the category of below poverty line or BIL shall get free connection under the clean fuel initiative. World health organization has told that burning wood and cow dung causes air pollution and was responsible for 1.3 million pre-mature deaths a year. Oil ministry’s petroleum planning and analysis Cell has stated that country imports 23 % more LPG in financial year 2016 - 17.

India becomes no 2 LPG importer

India Becomes No 2 LPG Importer

India becomes no 2 LPG importer

What is oil ministry?

  • It is a ministry under the Government of India
  • It has responsibility for the exploration, production, refining and distribution, marketing, import, export and conservation of petroleum, natural gas, petroleum products and liquefied natural gas in India
  • It is headed by Cabinet Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
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List of Cabinet Minister

List of Cabinet Minister

What is World Health Organization?

  • It is the specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health
  • It was established on 7th April, 1948
  • The headquarters being in Geneva, Switzerland
  • the constitution has been signed by 61 countries
  • Current priorities being communicable diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and tuberculosis; the mitigation of the effects of non-communicable diseases; sexual and reproductive health, development, and ageing; nutrition, food security and healthy eating; occupational health; substance abuse; and driving the development of reporting, publications, and networking.
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World Health Organization

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- Published/Last Modified on: May 1, 2017

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