Oil PSUs to give Rs 5 cr of relief material, 10TMT extra SKO

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New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora today sanctioned an additional quantity of 10,000 metric tonnes (TMT) of superior kerosene oil (SKO) to the flood-hit areas of Bihar on the request of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

This emerged at a review meeting, chaired by Mr Deora here on fuel supply and providing relief to the flood affected people. It was also reiterated that the required quantity of LPG would be supplied by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) besides maintaining enough supply of transportation fuels like petroleum and diesel.

In addition, the Oil PSUs will provide essential relief material like tents and medicine worth Rs 5 crore through the state government accredited agencies like the Red Cross Society of India.

The retail outlets of the OMCs will be made available for extending relief and assistance to the flood victims.

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