Raises issue with Petroleum Minister; Seeks status quo ante
New Delhi, Jan 13: Seeking immediate revocation of the order reducing kerosene oil quota to Kashmir, senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra has sought personal intervention of the Petroleum Minister in the matter.
Karra in a communication to Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan has said that reduction in kerosene oil quota to Kashmir amid harsh winters is an “unfair” decision which needs to be revoked immediately.
He said the “arbitrary” move has not only added to the miseries of common people in Kashmir who require extra fuel and energy during winters, but has especially made the life of flood-affected people miserable who are living in makeshift places.
Karra said the massive 37 per cent cut in quota to Kashmir would leave hundreds of people jobless who are dependent on the trade for their livelihood.
“Kashmir is already facing substantial shortfall in LPG retail outlets as compared to other parts of the country and reduction in kerosene oil quota is only going to aggravate the fuel crisis in the State,” he said and added that the Petroleum Ministry should release sufficient quota of kerosene oil to Kashmir keeping in view its peculiar topography, climatic conditions and the massive damage caused of floods.