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Government committed to resolve LPG backlog
 Government committed to resolve LPG backlog

Agartala, Sept 27(TIWN): Minister for Food and Civil supply, Bhanu Lal Saha informed in Assembly today that the present average demand for LPG gas cylinder in the state is 172535. He stated that in last five month from April – August, 835986 LPG cylinders was supplied by Indian Oil in Tripura.

       Regarding on going crisis of LPG cylinders, the minister stated that production at Bangaon and Duliajaan gas refinery came down this year, production was halted at Numalighar and Digboi refinery for two months and due to strike called by different organization in Assam.

      At present there are two bottling plants of LPG in the state – Bishalghar and Mohanpur, besides LPG cylinders are supplied from Silchar bottling plant to meet the demand of North Tripura consumers. The requisite demand of LPG in the state could not be supplied by the two bottling units.     

    In the assembly minister informed that a meeting was held on September 11, attended by officials of Indian Oil and representative from gas agencies and dealers. The meeting was convened to discus the reason behind LPG crisis and initiatives taken for overcoming the backlog. 

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