Clean and affordable cooking is both a crucial public health and energy equity issue. Significant progress has been made in ensuring near 100% connection penetration of LPG and augmenting domestic LPG distribution network in the country since the Ujjwala Yojana. However, due to the reducing domestic LPG subsidies in recent times, there is increasing debate and discussion on alternatives to clean cooking for Indian kitchens. This opinion piece in The Indian Express discusses how alternatives like electricity, piped natural gas and biogas continue to be unviable due to technical constraints, scalability issues and affordability barriers. This article proposes that while efforts to enhance alternatives can happen in parallel, only with adequate, immediate and sustained support to rural and poor domestic LPG consumers, can an impact be made on the manifold developmental issues associated with household air pollution.