Minister assures LPG supply to West Bengal

February 27th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Murli Deora has asked state-owned oil marketing companies to take immediate steps to improve liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supply in West Bengal, said an official statement here Wednesday. Deora assured Batin Sengupta, a former member of parliament, when in a meetibng with the minister he raised the issue of delay in LPG supply to consumers in West Bengal, the statement said.

“The government is already seized of the issue regarding LPG supply backlog in some parts and has taken initiatives to enhance availability as well as check diversion of domestic LPG for unintended use,” Deora was quoted as reassuring Sengupta in the statement.

The minister also told Sengupta that oil marketing companies had tied for additional LPG imports and were operating bottling plants beyond normal working hours to tide over the backlog.

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