Demand to increase LPG cap for JK under consideration: PM to Soz

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Oct 29: The demand over increasing cap on LPG cylinders for Jammu and Kashmir is being looked into, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has informed Pradesh Congress Committee president Prof Saifuddin Soz. 
 Talking to Greater Kashmir over phone from New Delhi, Soz said that Prime Minister had responded to his letter in which he had pushed for increasing the cap of subsidized LPG cylinders for JK
 “The Prime Minister has informed me that he is having  my demand (for increasing cap on subsidized LPG cylinders) looked into,” Soz claimed.
 He had shot a letter to Dr Singh demanding increase in subsidized LPG cylinders for the State.
 “J&K experiences long spell of cold weather during winter months and therefore adequate provision of gas can bring some relief to them. Besides during the last decade forest cover in JK has been increased due to the fact that even in borders and the areas closer to forests people have started using gas for cooking purposes and this has visibly reduced dependence on forests for firewood. Against this background, J &K must receive special attention and 12 gas cylinders be provided to each family annually,” Soz had written to Prime Minister.
 He had also met Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Jaipal Reddy, over his demand and is planning to meet, Veerapa Moily who took over the portfolio yesterday, within next few days for raising the cap on cooking cylinders.
  “I am optimistic that Moily would also reciprocate positively to our demand in view of the topographic and climatic conditions of JK ,”Soz added.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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