Pradhan urges to step up petroleum products availability in NER

ANI | Updated: Dec 09, 2017 21:01 IST

New Delhi [India], December 9 (ANI): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has urged the Oil Marketing Companies to step up the release of connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to cover all eligible households and to identify points for opening extension counters to make LPG easily available in remote areas in Northeast India.

Pradhan held a review meeting on Marketing Infrastructure and availability of Petroleum products in North Eastern Region in Guwahati on Friday.

He also asked the OMCs to promote the availability of 5 Kg cylinders and to speed up the roll-out of City Gas Distribution to provide CNG/PNG connections.

The Oil Minister also called for early completion of ongoing infrastructure projects to meet the requirement of products in the region.

The meeting was attended by the Ministers from Assam and Manipur, senior officials of the Ministry and representatives of all North-Eastern States. In the meeting, the current status of availability of petroleum products and upcoming infrastructure projects in the region were reviewed. Inputs on current product availability, problems encountered and suggestions to improve were shared by the participating States. (ANI)