Mar 30, 2016 02:26 PM IST | Source: PTI

Pradhan assures improving petro products supply in Telangana

The Ujjwala Scheme provides a financial support of Rs 1,600 for each LPG connection to BPL households.

Pradhan assures improving petro products supply in Telangana

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has given an assurance that his ministry would improve availability of petroleum products like LPG and CNG in Telangana.

"We are providing LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state and also improve availability of other petroleum products in Telangana," Pradhan said after meeting Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya here to discuss the issue.

The Ujjwala Scheme provides a financial support of Rs 1,600 for each LPG connection to BPL households.

The identification of eligible BPL families are made in consultation with the states and the union territories. This scheme is being implemented over three years till 2018-19.

In his representation to Pradhan, Dattatreya sought LPG concession under the Ujjwala scheme to BPL families to reduce dependence on forest for fire wood, improve their health status, remove drudgery due to conventional cooking and improve the general environment in the state.

He further asked Pradhan to open sufficient number of CNG outlets at Warangal and Greater Hyderabad in view of increase in number of CNG-run vehicles, especially auto-rickshaws.

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