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Ujwala LPG cylinder refilling number goes up: Pradhan

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on December 05, 2017

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The average cylinder refilling rate of Ujwala subscribers has been on the rise, according to the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.

Speaking at the Women In Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) National Chapter inauguration, Pradhan said, “On an average, recipients of cylinders under the Ujwala scheme have got four refills done.”

This reflects positively for Ujwala, the subsidised LPG connection scheme of the government. “Though there are cases of no refills too, the rising average reflects a changing trend in favour of LPG consumption,” he added.

Pradhan also said that the LPG industry should look at avenues to meet the demand of industries that had used Petcoke.

He said, “The LPG industry should consider the Supreme Court order on petcoke as an opportunity for meeting the demand from sectors that require heating.”

The Supreme Court had on October 24 banned the use of petcoke and furnace oil in industries based in Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh from November 1.

The order was keeping in mind the pollution levels in Delhi-NCR and noting that these states had no objection to it, according to a PTI report.

Published on December 05, 2017
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