Illegal sale of LPG cylinders continue unabated

Anantnag—The “illegal refill­ing of liquefied petroleum gas” (LPG) is turning out to be a high­ly profitable business in south Kashmir’s Anantnag District.

Sources told KNS that the Agencies and Distributors in Anantnag District are allegedly selling domestic Gas to vendors, roadside motor mechanics, LPG-fitted vehicle owners, ho­tels, and restaurants.

“The use of domestic gas for commercial purpose goes un­abated in the city and no one is held accountable for it though it goes against the rules set by Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution,” said a local, ac­cording to the KNS correspon­dent, Hussain Babu.

Sources added that the dis­trict authorities are aware of the illegal practice but nothing concrete has been done so far.

“And those involved in the illegal trade mint doubles the profit, they added.

The residents of Dialgam, Kamad, Wanihama, Brinty, Pethabug Schichen, Larkipora and Vessu told KNS that one year back the Govt had an­nounced the rate and subsidy of LPG cylinders of Rs 765 per cylinder in valley but the deal­ers violate the govt norms and charge Rs 860 per cylinder from consumers.

Despite repeated attempts As­sistant Director Food was not available for his comments. (KNS)

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