Akhoon presents memorandum to Moily
‘Got positive response, issue under consideration of GoI’
Srinagar Nov 2: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Qamar Ali Akhoon today presented a memorandum to the Union petroleum Minister, Veerapa Moily at New Delhi, demanding increase in subsidy cap on LPG to Jammu and Kashmir.
Akhoon said that he met the Petroleum Minister today in New Delhi and presented a memorandum regarding problems being faced by people of the state.
“His response was positive. The Union Minister assured me that our demands were under the consideration of Government of India”, said Akhoon.
When asked whether the Union Minister gave any assurances on increasing the LPG cap, Akhoon said he would comment on the issue only after the GoI takes decision on the issue. “I won’t commit unless they actually raise the subsidy quota”, he said.
Akhoon said apart from the subsidy issue, he stressed upon the Union Minister to ensure sufficient supply of non-subsidized LPG and Kerosene oil in view of harsh climatic conditions in the state.
He said the central government had already given the state a concession of extending the documentation and registration deadline till November 15.
On taking of suo-moto cognizance by the State High Court into the LPG issue, the Minister said the issue pertained to the different oil companies and not to the state government. (KNS)
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