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Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan unveils LPG Panchayat in Gujarat

The scheme is aimed at providing LPG gas cylinders to village households and replace conventional fuel for domestic purposes.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2017 00:08 IST
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Union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
Union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan.(PTI file)

Union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated the Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat as a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Gandhinagar.

The scheme is aimed at providing LPG gas cylinders to village households and replace conventional fuel for domestic purposes.

“LPG will be provided in Gujarat to those who lack the means, additionally employment will also be increases through LPG,” Pradhan said.

Earlier in the day, Pradhan said fuel prices will come down in the next few days.

“Fuel prices have gone up recently due to the hurricane in the US. As the prices reduce in the international market, they will come down here also,” the Union minister said during an interaction in Ahmedabad.

“The rates have already started to come down in the last three days,” he said, adding that the petrol and diesel prices had been linked to the market since the last 20 years.