‘Not possible to relax LPG cap’

Jammu, Nov 5: Jammu and Kashmir Government has made it clear that there will be no relaxation in LPG cap unless it gets any kind of financial support from the Center.
“Had this regime (cap on LPG cylinders) been announced in March, I would have put everything in place? This decision has caught us by surprise as the winters have already set in,” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said while questioning the timing of the decision of the Central Government of limiting the number of subsidized LPG cylinders.
However, while expressing his concern over the scenario following the cap, Omar said that it is a serious problem and the State Government is pushing and pleading the case before the Central Government to give relief to the common man who has been bearing the brunt.
Over the talks with the Central Government over the LPG issue, Omar said, “We are pushing our case with the Central Government on two accounts- one, raising the cap on subsidized LPG cylinders and secondly, the simplification of the re-verification process of the LPG consumers.”
Expressing helplessness of the State Government in providing additional subsidized LPG cylinders on its own, Omar said that by doing so the State Government will have to bear an extra burden of Rs 225 crores which the Government is not in a position to bear.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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