Omar’s SOS To Delhi: Increase Subsidized LPG

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SRINAGAR – Chief minister Omar Abdullah has urged the Centre to increase subsidised LPG cylinders to consumers in the state, keeping in view its topography and chilly winter.

Officials said here on Sunday that Abdullah had earlier written a letter to then petroleum minister S Jaipal Reddy requesting him to increase the number of subsidised gas cylinder to the state.

However, after Reddy was shifted to another ministry, the letter of Abdullah was presented to new petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily.

He stressed for increase in the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to the state under a special category keeping in view the topography and chilly long winter of Jammu and Kashmir in general and Kashmir region in particular.

Consumer affairs and public distribution (ca&pd) minister Qamar Ali Akhoon has also stressed for relaxation of strict rules regarding Know Your Customer (KYC) and other documents.

He has also demanded opening of new bottling plants at Kargil and South Kashmir, sanction for refilling LPG Auto centres for which three places in Kashmir and two places in Jammu are already identified, commission of second phase of bottling plant of HP at Pampore to increase the bottling capacity upto 45 days which is at present for 15 days only.

Launching of (RGGVY) scheme in the state at the places identified by both the directorates of CA&PD so as to establish new gas agencies at an earliest in order to lessen the burden on the existing gas agencies on one hand and ease out problems faced by general public on the other hand as well. Agencies

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