The executive director of Indian Oil LPG Department AN Jha was present in the city on Friday for an open discussion on the circular sent by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
The circular issued by IOC instructs that fresh LPG connections should be stopped until a de-duplication survey is completed, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum are expected to follow soon, sources said. To avoid alarm, IOC has instructed that registrations for new customers be kept open, they said.
In the meeting Jha said, About 70 lakh customers in Jharkhand come under freelance customers from a time period of March to March and LPG present in India is only eight per cent according to the data and statistics and requirement of customers this amount is not sufficient for the people.
Jha further said 16 million tonnes of LPG is consumed by India and world cheapest priced LPG is available in India.
The dealers association along with the Petroleum Committee (FJCCI) laid emphasis on the transportation facility across the various districts of Jharkhand and the quality and quantity of the LPG gas in the cylinders, said Ravi Bhatt Chairman of Petroleum Committee of the FJCCI.
Per day five new connections are authorised from each distributor in Ranchi. As per the phenomenon around 350 connections are sanctioned across Ranchi in a day. The intimation letter issued will not be reissued to the LPG consumers, added source.
Uday Kumar Regional Manager IOC said, If we suspend the procedure of NYOC forms and survey then it will be problematic for people who have not come up to get their multiple connections closed. With in October all this procedure will end.
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