The apex body of Auto LPG stakeholders in the country, the Indian Auto LPG Coalition, has called for replacing existing liquid fuels with auto LPG to reduce carbon emissions and counter climate change.
With extreme weather events becoming more frequent the world over, including in India, the urgency to address climate change issues and global warming has never been greater, the apex body said. The government needs to give incentives to promote mass adoption of auto LPG, the body added.
India in particular has been at the receiving end of these recurring extreme weather conditions. From unexpected and untimely torrential rains to floods to landslides to cyclones, the country has been continually ravaged by a spate of extreme weather events in recent times.
“The resultant reduction in air pollution would definitely help to a great extent in stemming the tide of extreme weather events that we have witnessed in the country and beyond in the recent past,” said Suyash Gupta, Director General, Indian Auto LPG Coalition.
“A credible report by a London-based international relief and the humanitarian agency has revealed that India suffered the highest loss of lives in a single event globally on account of climate change-driven events last year. This is ominous enough,” Gupta said.
“On an equally grim note, the same report not only described cyclone Amphan to be the costliest cyclone of the year but also triggered the biggest displacement due to an extreme weather event anywhere in the world in 2020