46 of 99 blocks in JK get no supply

Div Coms to file affidavit showing additional requirement of dealers Oil companies to file affidavit with regard to new dealerships


Jammu, Nov 12: A Special Bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court today directed Divisional Commissioners Kashmir and Jammu to come out with the details of additional requirement of LPG dealers across the state.
 The directions were issued by the Bench comprising Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice J P Singh on a Public Interest Litigation on LPG crises in the state, today.
 As per the official figures, revealed to the court, out of 143 blocks in Jammu and Kashmir, supply of 99 blocks is regulated, while around 46 blocks were not being catered at all.
 At least 22 blocks in Jammu division, 18 blocks in Kashmir and 6 blocks in Ladakh were without any supply.
 The bench was also informed that Oil companies have already invited applications for grant of new dealerships at 30 locations in Jammu Division under Rajiv Gandhi LPG Vitrak Yojna, HPCL for eight locations and BPCL for six locations.
 In view of the revelations, the Divisional Commissioners Kashmir and Jammu were directed to file affidavit showing additional requirements of LPG dealers.
 “The Oil companies shall also file affidavit with regard to new dealerships at various locations of Kashmir and Jammu divisions within three weeks from today”, the Bench directed.
 These directions were passed in open court after hearing battery of lawyers over the issue. The Deputy Commissioners of the concerned were also directed to file affidavit with regard to supply.
 The Bench has listed the matter for consideration again on December 3, 2012.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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