January 5, 2015

cylinder-pradhanOdisha Channel Bureau Bhubaneswar, Jan 5: The sale of 5-kg LPG cylinder for the benefit of BPL families was launched by Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here today.The scheme was launched at a function held at the Salia Sahi slum cluster of the city in the presence of many officials of IndianOil and Bharatgas.Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said LPG being a cleaner fuel helps in creating better and smoke less cooking environment.This will greatly benefit women of the households especially from their health point of view.He also launched the expanded corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme to cover the BPL populace living in urban areas.Under the scheme, all BPL families will be getting LPG connection without payment of security deposit for cylinder and pressure regulator.Pradhan urged the people to take benefit of the scheme which is available up to March end.The Minister also launched the sale of 5-kg cylinders under free trade LPG (FTL) scheme in Bhubaneswar, to cater to the LPG requirements for all sections of society including economically weaker families, students and migrant labourers who do not have proof of address due to acquiring residence on temporary basis.Such customers can buy 5-kg LPG cylinder at market price.To begin with 5-kg LPG cylinders under FTL scheme could be available at 9 retail outlets in Bhubaneswar and four retail outlets in Cuttack.Subsequently the sale of cylinder under FTL scheme is proposed at various locations of Udyan Fresh outlets in Bhubaneswar.The scheme is aimed at increasing the usage of LPG, cleaner cooking fuel by households by enabling it to be more affordable and easily available to all sections of the society.

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