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India’s First 100% Blast-Proof LPG Cylinders Launched; Will Build A Safer Kitchen For You

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With more and more gas cylinders entering the kitchens of rural households, there is no denying the risks that come with it. Many villagers have admitted to preferring wooden stoves or hearths, as they fear using the heavy, blast-prone Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders, which demand constant supervision while cooking. Most of the country kitchens lack proper space which can protect the cylinders from catching fire or gas leakage. Thus, despite the statistical graphs showing how LPG connection is penetrating nooks and corners of India, the reality is also laden with apprehension.

To address this issue, in the latest advancement in the domain of gas cylinders, 100% blast-proof were unveiled just before National Science Day. These blast-proof composite LPG cylinders are highly resistant to heat, corrosion, rusting and UV rays as well as completely recyclable, states a report by The Hindu. A collaborative innovation by Confidence Petroleum India Limited and Time Technoplast Limited, this range of cylinders has been christened as ‘GoGas Elite’. It has received good feedback from urban users so far and are soon to be commercially launched all over the country, reported India Times.

How blast-proof GoGas Elite cylinders are better

The GoGas Elite cylinders are an upgrade on the explosion-proof Litesafe cylinders launched in 2017 by Time Technoplast Limited. Made from a composite material that renders its upgraded properties, the gas-fibre cylinders are much lighter in weight than their existing steel counterparts. Also, they have been made translucent which enables the user to check the liquid gas level, a first-of-its-kind feature. The fitting and regulation are simpler and more consumer-friendly, in addition to preventing gas leakage.

The best part is definitely their blast-proof quality. The cylinders are so potent that they are safe from exploding even if engulfed in fire. The GoGas Elite cylinder is expected to have a shelf life of around 20 years, while normal steel cylinders last at most 15 to 16 years. However, as of now, these cylinders will cost a little extra. Their present market price is 20% to 25% higher than the available LPG cylinders.

It must be mentioned here that each of these cylinders is subjected to pass a 14-step quality assessment test before it is certified ‘fit for use’ by the concerned government agency.  

Presently, this cutting-edge technology in cooking gas exists in only three other countries globally. India is the latest addition to this elite list.

It might take years for the entire nation to adopt this technology. As of now, users can follow a series of basic precautions to make the kitchen a safer space.

GoGas Elite Cylinders
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For more details, visit the Consumer Guidance instructions provided by LPG or watch the video issued by the government to ensure consumer safety.

Also Read: Earn With The Sun: Karnataka Villages Now Have Solar-Powered Hammers, Xerox Machines & Cow-Milking Devices

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Goonj Is Working With 1000’s Of Volunteers & Partner NGOs To Provide Covid-19 Relief In 18 States

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With the extension of the lockdown the crisis of migrant labourers and daily wagers has just grown bigger due to uncertainty and fear of future. In the migrant colonies, slums and for people in the villages hunger and desperation is building up day by day. This is high time we step up our efforts to support our people who are in dire need of food and hygiene essentials to survive the pandemic, Covid-19.

After the India-wide lockdown, a lot of jobless migrant workers are stuck in cities with hardly any resources while many started retreating back to their villages. With the loss of livelihoods, a large number of them are now struggling to support their families.

Goonj activated its pan India teams and a pan India network of partner organizations and volunteers in urban and rural India. This network, built over the last two decades, helps them learn from the ground, reach material quickly and review and adapt strategy periodically. Intensifying this network has helped Goonj reach and start work across 17produced states/UT in the last three weeks.
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Goonj’s focus: 

Majority of the Covid-19 relief work by non profits right now is in the metros and cities but Goonj is the only non profit that is also simultaneously focusing on the people in the villages and the ones stuck on highways or somewhere.

Goonj is targeting daily wagers, migrants and other vulnerable groups, who even traditionally are left out like the disabled, sex workers, LGBTQ community.

“COVID-19 is a crisis, yes…But, it’s also an opportunity for us to build the society anew. Not ‘for’ the people…but, ‘with’ the people. And in the process, we will build ourselves too.” – Anshu Gupta, Founder-Director, Goonj.

Direct Monetary and Material Transfer

Wherever Goonj got the permission to open their centres for packing and disbursement of relief material kits, they are creating a kit consisting of 20-30 kgs material including dry rations, masks, sanitary pads and other hygiene material and reaching them to people, as per needs and as per regulations with all safety precautions. This kit will help a family survive for 30 days.

Information till 10th April 2020:

  • Distributed 15,100 ration kits reaching thousands of people
  • Reached 17,700 families
  • Supporting 12 community kitchen across India with 16,600kgs of ration
  • 77,800 food packets provided to migrant laborers and daily wagers walking on the roads across the country.
  • Provided direct financial support to 32 organisations
  • Made 42,800 cloth face masks
  • 24,900 cloth sanitary napkins produced
  • Produced 1500 litres of organic sanitiser

In Goonj’s processing centers its trained team of women are making cloth face masks and cloth sanitary pads (MY-Pads), keeping all the precautions and with the permission and cooperation of the local authorities.

In this lock-down phase if you are facing any difficulty getting sanitary pads or you are running out of stock, here’s a detailed but very simple process of making Cloth Pads at home created by Goonj. “This is how we make Goonj MY Pads.” This is how our mothers and grandmothers turned their spare cloth into pads.

This disaster, unlike any other, is unprecedented in its scale and impact and that’s why we all must do our bit with Goonj to continue its relief work for millions of people in this still unfolding long-tailed disaster.

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