The Government on Wednesday launched a portability scheme for cooking gas customers across the country. This would be available for customers with any of the distributors – Indane, HP Gas or Bharat Gas.
“With this, an LPG consumer in these markets can now switch to the distributor of his or her choice within a cluster of LPG distributors in the vicinity under the LPG connection portability scheme. This measure will bring great relief to those LPG consumers who are unhappy with the services of their current distributor or want to move to an LPG distributor closer to their home,” said a Government statement.
Scheme rolls out in 480 districts
As a pilot project, the oil marketing companies together launched LPG connection portability scheme in 24 districts covering 13 States in October 2013.
“Today, this scheme is being launched on a full-fledged all-India basis by expanding its coverage to over 480 districts and a population of over 8.2 crore LPG consumers across the country,” Government said.
In order to facilitate LPG consumers to benefit from the portability scheme, the oil marketing companies have made more than 1,400 clusters distributors in over 480 districts with an average of almost four distributors per cluster to choose from.