Odisha Urges Centre For Free LPG Cylinders In 3 Cyclone-hit Districts


Odisha Urges Centre For Free LPG Cylinders In 3 Cyclone-hit Districts

Noting that Cyclone ‘Titli’ and resultant floods have “shattered” the poor in Gajapati, Ganjam and Rayagada districts, Odisha government on Monday urged the Centre for supply of free LPG cylinders to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY).

Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister S N Patro, in a letter to Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, said people in these districts are the “worst sufferers” and unable to pay the subsidised rate for the cylinders.

“… I would request you to waive off the subsidised cost of the domestic LPG cylinders and supply the same free-of-cost, which will help in ameliorating the sufferings of the poor beneficiaries,” Patro said. Read more

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