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IOC launches LPG-powered iron box in TN
'Dhobis’ no longer need to struggle with charcoal-fired iron box as the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Wednesday launched LPG-powered iron here.
Powered by a 5 kg LPG cylinder, it would be cost-effective for those who press clothes on pushcarts on road sides and shops, compared to the conventional coal-fired and electric irons.
The cost of ironing using LPG-fuelled iron box would work out to 50 paise per cloth as against Re 1 using charcoal iron box and Rs 3 for electric iron, IOC Executive Director, TN, R Sitharthan said.
Priced at Rs 7,000 per unit, the LPG-fuelled iron box would also cut down on the preparatory and cleaning time by up to two hours as compared to charcoal-based iron, he claimed. Costing around Rs 400 for gas, the rise in productivity will result in an increase in profitability, Sitharthan said.
Chief General Manager of LPG Tamil Nadu, LKS Chauhan said the gas-fitted iron box is eco-friendly, economical and has no side-effects.