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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
01-December-2011 20:34 IST
LPG Gas Stoves
The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has started consultations with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on labeling LPG stoves with the objective of promoting LPG stoves with hiher thermal efficiency. The Research & Development Centre of Indian Oil Corporation Limited has also developed an energy efficient L{G stove have thermal efficiency of 70% which fulfil the requirement of BIS standard. The know-how has been given to National Research Development Corporation.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifies a minimum thermal efficiency of 68% and other additional parameters for LPG stoves in the standard “Domestic Gas Stoves for use with Liquefied Petroleum Gases – Specification (IS 4246 : 2002)”. The BIS- marked LPG stoves available in the market have a minimum thermal efficiency of 68% and hence, they are fuel efficient.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri R.P.N. Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.