No scarcity of fuel in Jammu: J

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Srinagar, Aug 3 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government today said there is no scarcity of fuel in the region and there is sufficient stock for over a week.

''We have sufficient stocks of fuel to suffice for seven to 10 days and supplies are being replenished daily,'' the Divisional Commissioner said, rejecting any suggestion of scarcity in this regard.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Masood Samoon, has discounted reports suggesting that there was scarcity of fuel in the Valley, adding that the stocks were sufficient for over a week.

About three lakh litres of petrol, diesel and kerosene oil arrived in Kashmir where more than 100 lakh litres of petroleum products are already available.

An official spokesman has said hundreds of trucks carrying about three lakh litres of petroleum products arrived here from Jammu last evening.

He said there were 26.01 lakh litres of petrol, 44.1 lakh litres of diesel and 34.20 lakh litres of kerosene oil available in the Valley today.

Likewise, he said, the LPG stocks were sufficient for 15 days which was a comfortable scenario.

The spokesman said the stocks of food grains were adequately available. He said three lakh quintals of rice, 90,000 quintals of atta and 15,000 quintals of sugar were stocked which would suffice the requirement for month.

He said the stock position was comfortable and there was no reason for any panic.

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