JK asks Centre to relook at LPG cap


New Delhi, Dec 27: The J&K Government Thursday pleaded that the overall economic development of Jammu and Kashmir can boost the economy of both India and Pakistan, and cause the State to become a bridge between the two countries rather than becoming a bone of contention.
Addressing the 57th meeting of the National Development Council here, the Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, who represented the State on behalf of the Chief Minister, said that for this to achieve, the Centre should ensure proper financial backing to fully harness the programmes of development and poverty in the state.
Lauding the efforts of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in bringing the two nations closer, he said the process should be continued in a right manner.
Making an appeal for a relook into the LPG cap policy in respect of Jammu and Kashmir, the State Government said that the Centre should give special consideration for the state. Chand demanded that the LPG cap for J&K be increased to 12 cylinders annually given the geo-political and harsh weather conditions in most parts of the state.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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