Government Appoint 10,000 New LPG Distributors
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that Government to Appoint 10,000 New LPG Distributors in FY2017.
“Currently, there are 18,000 gas distributors in the nation as well as in the coming three months, 2,000 new distributors will be made and also by the end of this fiscal year 8,000 more distributors will be made,” Pradhan told press reporters.
He was here to manage the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s see on May 1 to launch Ujjwala Yojana.
The eager Rs 8,000 crore plan will certainly supply 5 crore totally free LPG connections to BPL families using the cash saved from 1.13 crore food preparation gas customers willingly quiting their subsidies.
Modi will certainly launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana here on May 1 as well as do a repeat function at Dahod in Gujarat on May 15.
Pradhan claimed 61 percent households in the country have LPG connections, while in Uttar Pradesh 53 per-cent homes have gas connections.
Besides boosting production in refineries, the government is taking other actions to boost accessibility of LPG for customers, Pradhan claimed.