New Delhi, Sept 12 : Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Murli Deora will flag off the relief material contributed by the Oil companies for flood-hit Bihar today.
In order to provide relief and better medical care to the Bihar flood affected people, Deora has decided that one of the Oil PSUs should undertake medical relief operations each of the five flood affected districts Bihar.
Accordingly, necessary medical relief works in Supol will be taken up by OIL, in Madhepura by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), in Araria by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) in Saharsa by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and in Purnea by BPCL
The Oil companies will dispatch a team of doctors, para-medical staff, necessary medicines to medical camps being set up in the area in consultation with the district administration.
IOC has been designated as coordinating PSU in consultation with local administrative for the relief works to undertaken in the flood-affected areas.
In accordance with the initiative taken by Deora, Oil Sector PSUs have pledged to contribute essential relief materials for the flood affected areas of Bihar worth Rs five crore.
This includes providing fuels like kerosene, free LPG for community kitchen in relief camps, solar lanterns, blankets, candles, matchboxes, ORS solutions, milk powder, cooking utensils.