For a family to avail LPG as a cooking fuel, they need to have at least one LPG cylinder, Regulator, Hot plate and Suraksha Hose.
The Below Poverty Line population in the country may not be able to afford the cost of these paraphernalia to become a LPG consumer.
Though Oil Marketing Companies have plans to subsidize initial security deposit of LPG cylinder and regulator, the low income customers may not be able to afford LPG refills.
In order to fulfill their cooking needs by sharing the infrastructure of a common kitchen, a new scheme of community kitchens have been developed. Such kitchens will be established and operated under the supervision of Panchayat of the village. In these kitchens, the customers will be allowed to cook their food on nominal charges. IOC will provide stoves, cylinders, regulators etc. for such kitchens if Panchayat or Hospitals provide the covered space and supervision of the day to day activities.
In case you need such kitchen in your village/nearby Government hospitals please contact your nearest Area Manager of IOC.