Shortage of gas due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir


5 kgs gas in the domestic LPG cylinders till NHW reopens ordered


Srinagar, January 15 (Scoop News) –Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon said that despite heavy snowfall and closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for vehicular traffic, 15 bulk tankers of LPG arrived at HPCL Plant, Pampore yesterday and 80 truckloads are on way to Srinagar. The present stock position of LPG is around 30,000 cylinders.

             Meanwhile, in view of the road closure, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has ordered rationing of LPG and directed the Oil companies to fill only 5 Kgs in the domestic cylinders, so that more people can be accommodated, till the NHW reopens. The rate of 5 Kg LPG has been fixed at Rs. 154 per cylinder by CAPD Department.

            The Divisional Commissioner also said that there is no shortage of essential commodities in the Valley and directed all Deputy Commissioners and CAPD officers for making extra efforts for smooth distribution of these essentials to the consumers. He said that 45 Kgs of ration to APL and 50 Kgs of ration should be provided to BPL familes. He also said that there is a buffer stock of sugar and kerosene oil available in the godowns. However, he directed to Deputy Commissioners to ensure lifting of the same from the godowns and ensure its distribution to the consumers in their respective districts.

            Dr. Samoon also issued directions to the Deputy Commissioners and CAPD officers to intensify market checking squads in their districts strictly for curbing the black marketing and artificial hoardings.

            He said that presently 10359 metric tons of rice, 3579 metric tons of wheat and 1975 metric tons of sugar is available with Food Corporation of India, while 21960 metric tons of rice, 536 metric tons of wheat, 1019 metric tons of sugar has been lifted by the CAPD from FCI godowns. He further informed that under APL and BPL and Adhoc allocation CAPD lifted 34000 metric tons of rice and 7010 metric tons of wheat. He said that hundreds of LPG tankers are in transit from Jammu to Srinagar.