"Over 10 lakh LPG connections since cap"

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 14:15 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IBNS) Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Panabaaka Lakshmi said that Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), namely, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC)] Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) have reported that 10,17,290 LPG connections have been issued after issue of orders on capping of subsidized cylinders.

"They have also reported that during the period from 2009 to September 2012, action has been taken against 1480 established cases of diversion against the erring distributorships under the provisions of Marketing Discipline Guidelines," Lakshmi informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Friday.

Replying to another query, the Minister said that the demand of commercial LPG cylinders has increased at par with domestic LPG cylinders during the last three years.

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