Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was thanked by MP Anurag Thakur for permitting the setting up of numerous petrol pumps and gas agencies in Himachal Pradesh.
“I would thank Sh. Dharmendra Pradhanji for sanctioning 150 petrol pumps and 46 gas agencies in Himachal Pradesh. This development will benefit the state immensely as it will make the accessibility easy even in the remote areas. In addition to this, once the gas agencies are operational, it will provide employment opportunity to thousands and thereby boost the economy. This will indeed contribute towards making the environment clean and green,” MP Thakur said.
“I am happy that out of 46 gas agencies, 19 have been sanctioned in my parliamentary constituency and I am certain that the constituents will welcome this development wholeheartedly.”
“The concern of Central Government towards people can be gauged from the fact that starting September 2017, Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat will be held across the country, to educate consumers, especially women about the benefits of using LPG and safety measures to be adopted while using the same. Additionally, for accidents arising as a result of LPG, the insurance has been raised from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh,” he added.
He also praised the achievement of Ujjwala Scheme by which 2.5 crore women have benefitted by LPG connections.