KEA Discusses LPG Crisis with Vyas

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Srinagar – A high level delegation of Kashmir Economic Alliance on Tuesday met Principal Secretary to CM Bharat Bhushan Vyas at Secretariat and expressed its concern over the recent LPG crisis that has hit the valley.

After GoI announced cap on the supply of subsidized LPG to only six a year, the gas agencies have started tough registration process putting people to lot of inconveniences. The cap on LPG has also effected the shortage of the cooking gas in the market.

The delegation informed Vyas that LPG cylinders were available with the gas agencies but the registration process had created the shortage.

“The registration process of the LPG cylinders has created lot of incontinences to the locals. They have to wait in a long queue to get their cylinders registered. It has also created shortage of the cooking gas in the market,” said KEA informed Vyas.

KEA members urged the Principal Secretary that the registration process should be made simple and consumers be given more time.

KEA, which is the umbrella group of the transporters, hoteliers, traders, contractors, houseboat owners also demanded increasing the cap on the supply of subsidized LPG to Valley consumers.

“Valley is facing lot of problems because of its geography. Government should announce increase in the cap on LPG cylinders to 9,” the members said.

The KEA also raised the issue of decrease in the wheat quota to J&K State.

“GoI has decreased the wheat quota to J&K by 80 per cent which will increase the prices of bakery and confectionary items,” he said.

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