Bihar minister blames Centre for shortage of LPG
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 21:16
Patna: Bihar Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shyam Rajak on Wednesday held the Centre responsible for black-marketing of LPG in the state.

"The centre is basically responsible for acute shortage and black-marketing of LPG," Rajak said while replying to a question of ruling JD(U) member Sanjay Singh in the state legislative council.

The minister said there was sharp imbalance in demand and supply of the cooking gas in Bihar.

"Bihar has one agency on an average of 32,000 population against the national average of one agency per 10,000 population," he said.

The state had at present 346 cooking gas agencies, he said.

"But, it is for the oil companies to take appropriate steps in this connection... the artificial shortage of the LPG is created by some anti-socials who also encourage blackmarketing," he said.

Rajak said punitive action had already been taken against 15 cooking gas agencies in Bihar following complaints of blackmarketing and other irregularities.


First Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 21:16

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