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Union Ministers witness demonstration of IndianOil’s Surya Nutan indoor solar cooking system
New Delhi   22-Jun-2022

In pursuance to the challenge and inspiration given by Hon’ble Prime Minister in his address to the officials of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on 25th September 2017 to develop a viable solar solution to power our kitchens, IndianOil and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas have developed an indigenous Solar cook top “Surya Nutan”.

Surya Nutan was demonstrated today at the residence of Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Puri, in the presence of Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Shri Giriraj Singh; Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Shri Som Prakash; MoS for Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Kaushal Kishore; Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Affairs of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Khanna, IndianOil Chairman Shri Shrikant Madhav Vaidya; and IndianOil’s Director (R&D), Dr. SSV Ramakumar, senior officials and prominent members of the media fraternity.
Food cooked on Surya Nutan solar cook top was served to the guests.

Salient Features:

Surya Nutan has the potential to transform our energy security situation, as India currently imports 50% of its LPG requirements. It also reduces India’s CO2 emissions drastically and keeps our citizens insulated from the vagaries of the high international fossil fuel prices.
‘Surya Nutan’ follows series of other steps being taken by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in the current global energy crisis, including increasing ethanol blending to 20%, increasing procurement price of Compressed Bio-Gas under SATAT Scheme from Rs 45/kg to Rs 54/kg, drastically increasing the area under Exploration and Production to 15% of geographical area from current 7-8% and aggressively pursuing Green Hydrogen Mission in our refineries.