Subsidy on LPG for poor to stay: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Subsidy on LPG for poor to stay: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

AGARTALA: The subsidy on LPG cylinder for domestic use for the poor will continue, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

“We have no plan to withdraw subsidy on LPG for domestic use. Subsidy on LPG and kerosene will continue for the poor and common people,” Pradhan told reporters here.

Pradhan said the ministry has taken up with Bangladesh the laying of a pipeline to carry natural gas from Chittagong to Tripura to tackle the LPG crisis in the North-East.

“We are laying a pipeline for transportation of diesel from Siliguri in West Bengal to Parvatipur in Bangladesh. There is a pipeline for carrying diesel from Numaligarh oil refinery in Assam to Siliguri,” he said. “In exchange, we have given the proposal for a gas pipeline from Chittagong to Tripura. We are pursuing the matter diplomatically and I will visit Bangladesh soon.” Read More

 

Credits :- Economictimes

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