India replaces Japan as Number 2 LPG importer

India has replaced Japan as world's number two importer of liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, thus giving a push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'safer kitchen'. In India, substantial number of households that particularly in rural parts of the country use fuels that increase level of air pollution and also expose people to life threatening diseases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of government's clean fuel initiative has also promised free LPG connections to poor women who fall under the category of below poverty line or BPL.

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