Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said LPG coverage in Odisha has increased from 20 per cent in 2014 to 50 per cent of the households in the state which is about 150 per cent increase. Pradhan said this while distributing Letter of Intents (LoI) of 121 new LPG distributorships here. This will usher in an era of socio-economic empowerment and employment generation for youth of the state, he said.
Pradhan pointed out that as of now, Odisha is having four LPG bottling plants with total capacity of 340 thousand metric tonnes (TMT) with a distributor network of 582. He informed that to strengthen the LPG supply chain in Odisha, a LPG Import Terminal at Paradip at a cost of Rs 700 crore is being set-up. Also, LPG product pipeline from Paradeep to Balasore and new LPG bottling plants at Khurda, Bolangir and Rayagada at an investment of Rs 400 crores are also planned. Read More…
Credit By: Indian Express
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