The LPG Cooking Gas Supply unit was started to cater to the permanent residents within the Ashram premises.In addition to the residents of the Ashram, the unit supplies cooking gas to all the Canteens, the primary school hostel, the higher secondary school hostel, the university boys hostel, and also the Super Specialty Hospital (Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences) near Puttaparthi. The LPG Supply offers cooking gas cylinders at the rates fixed by the government. The Ashram residents do not have to wait in long queues or wait for weeks together to receive the refills. The delivery of the cylinder is made within 24 hours of booking. This is the biggest advantage for the residents and institutions which get the gas cylinders from the Ashram LPG Supply. The permanent residents of the Ashram are staying in the Ashram primarily for their spiritual development. They need a calm going life to concentrate on the higher goal. They should not be bogged down by day-to-day problems. Hence, this was one of the facilitiesthat was given to them by Bhagawan Baba.