JK ministers call on PM
‘Matter Will Be Looked Into’
New Delhi, Oct 22: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday assured a delegation of ministers from Jammu and Kashmir that their demand to increase number of subsidized LPG cylinders for the state would be looked into.
According to official spokesman a high level delegation of senior ministers from the state led by Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, called on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh here to discuss LPG issue.
The Group of Ministers comprising Peerzada Muhammad Syed, S S Slathia and Qamar Ali Akhoon besides Deputy Chief Minister, highlighted the peculiar geographical diversity, severe winter, remoteness of the State, insufficiency of electricity and economic stress of people due to long period of militancy. The delegation strongly advocated enhancement in the number of subsidized LPG cylinders to be supplied to the consumers in JK, the spokesman added.
The decision to send high level ministerial delegation to New Delhi was taken in the last State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Div Com reviews cooking gas distribution
GKNN Adds from Srinagar: Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon convened a joint meeting of Additional Deputy Commissioner and representatives of oil companies here today to ensure proper distribution of gas and kerosene in the valley before Eid-ul-Azha.
In the meeting, threadbare discussions were held on the appropriate distribution of gas and k-oil, an official handout said.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Anantnag, Ganderbal, Kulgam and Bandipora besides representatives of oil companies.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned officers to take stern action against the oil dealers found involved in black marketing and hoarding and they shall be booked under Essential Commodities Act.
Dr Samoon directed the Additional Deputy Commissioner to monitor the gas distribution personally after receiving the gas from the concerned agencies.
In the meeting the Divisional Commissioner was given out that gas companies are also giving new connections for non subsidized LPG. Dr Samoon directed the authorities to ensure distribution of one gas cylinder at least among every household. He was told that 25125 gas cylinders are available within the department and are sufficient for more than 12 days.
Reviewing the stock position in the valley, the Divisional Commissioner was told that 30,385 metric ton of rice, 673 metric ton wheat, 3436 metric ton of sugar are available in various sale centres in the valley.
Dr Samoon was also informed that 1780 kilo litres of petrol, 6163 kilo litres of diesel are available to meet the requirements for more than 15 days in the valley whileas 3892 kilo litres of k-oil are also available and are sufficient for more than a month.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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