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Central scheme picks up in city,more migrants buy 5-kg LPG

A sudden spurt in the sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders, which was started on a pilot project by the central government last year to benefit the migrant population, has brought cheers to local dealers.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 14, 2014 21:50 IST

A sudden spurt in the sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders, which was started on a pilot project by the central government last year to benefit the migrant population, has brought cheers to local dealers.


According to the dealers, the sale has increased by about 20 per cent as compared to the last year. Also, while the refill was available with only two dealers till last year, it is now available with most of the dealers and even at two selling points in the city.

The cylinder is though sold at a non-subsidised price of Rs 465, fetching it is not difficult. A buyer just needs to give an identity proof to buy one. Gagan Mundra, head of Indian Oil Corporation in the city, said: "Though the sale has picked up, we need to advertise the scheme. Lot of people residing in the city can benefit from it."

Consumers after buying cylinders can get it refilled from any of the dealers in the city. Currently, there are two selling points in the city, one at Sector 37 petrol pump, while the other at Empire store in Sector 17. The dealers said even regular consumers have started buying 5-kg LPG cylinders.

Customers urged to extend help for flood-hit Kashmir

The LPG dealers have started sending messages to its consumers, asking them to donate relief material for flood affected victims in Jammu and Kashmir. One such request has been sent by Inder Gas service in Panchkula asking donations for victims being treated at the Chandi Mandir hospital.