5.5 crore new LPG connections in 5 years: Deora
Vadodara: The government is planning to
release about 5.5 crore new LPG connections over the next five
years, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora said.
Currently, oil marketing companies supply domestic LPG
cylinders to nearly 11 crore households covering about half
the population of the country, he said at a function here.
The highest priority of the central government is to
enhance energy security of the country and making petroleum
products available to common man at affordable prices, the
Deora promised to consider demand of the Gujarat
government on providing piped gas supply to 2.85 lakhs small
and medium scale units in the state as suggested by the
Minister of State for Power and Industries Saurabh Patel.
Patel wanted allocation of natural gas from the Godawari
fields of eastern India discovered by Reliance Industries
to these units in the state.
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