LPG Crisis, Moily To Visit Kashmir Soon

KL Desk

Union Minister for Petroleum Veerapa Moily  on Saturday assented for his visit to Kashmir in near future so as to assess the ground situation himself in order to minimize the problems faced by people of J&K regarding LPG.

To deal with the crisis of LPG ahead of winters, Qamar Ali Akhoon, minister for CA&PD called on the union minister for petroleum Veerapa Moily at Shastri Bawan New Delhi on Saturday. Akhoon also presented a letter of CM Omar Abdullah to the union minister.

Akhoon emphasized the union minister to increase the quota of subsidized LPG cylinders to the State keeping in view the topography, chilly long winter of J&K and asked for relaxation of strict rules regarding NYC and other documents.

He stressed on opening of new bottling plants at Kargil and South Kashmir, sanction for refilling LPG Auto Centers for which three places in Kashmir and two places in Jammu are already identified, commission of 2nd phase of bottling plant of HP at Pampore and to increase the bottling capacity up to 1? month which is at present for 15 days only.

Minister also stressed for launching of RGGVY scheme in the State at the places identified by both the Directorates of CAPD so as to establish new Gas Agencies. This move is aimed to lessen the burden on the existing Gas agencies and ease out problems faced by general public .


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