ONGC Solar Chulha Campaign – A Step towards Clean Household Cooking
Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission chairing the Expert Panel Meeting on 6 Jan 2018 at Mumbai
ONGC has embarked on an ambitious project on innovation towards making an “Efficient Electric Chulha (Stove)”, in order to live up to the clarion call given by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi to touch lives far and wide. ONGC launched a nationwide campaign to seek innovative solutions for the development of Solar Chulha.
An overwhelming response with more than 1500 entries was received by ONGC in the duration of the campaign. An Expert Panel comprising of eminent scientists and chaired by Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission met on 6th Jan 2018 at Mumbai to deliberate upon the proposals.
The Expert Panel Meeting in progress
The shortlisted participants shall be called for presenting their ideas followed by a demonstration of the proposed concepts. The top three entries will receive awards of Rs. 10 Lakhs, Rs. 5 Lakhs and 3 Lakhs respectively. On successful demonstration and testing performance of the units, about 1000 units may be initially procured by ONGC for demonstration in different regions. ONGC may also provide financial support for fabrication of 1000 units, from the start up fund set up by ONGC to popularize the product amongst the masses.
ONGC is working towards finding an efficient household cooking solution to ensure last-mile delivery of clean energy.