Deora flags off relief materials to Bihar

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New Delhi, Sep 12 (UNI) Petroleum Minister Murli Deora today flagged off trucks carrying relief materials contributed by the oil PSUs for the flood-affected people of Bihar.

Oil PSUs have pledged to contribute essential relief materials for the flood affected areas of Bihar worth Rs five crore.

The relief material include dhotis, sarees, canvas ground sheets, tarpaulins, tent canvas-single and double family, water purification tablets, candles, mosquito nets, ORS solutions and milk powder.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has been designated as coordinating PSU in consultation with local administrative for the relief works to undertaken in the flood-affected areas.

A van carrying solar lanterns provided by British Petroleum on the call given by the Petroleum Minister was also flagged off.

BP is donating solar lanterns worth over Rs 50 lakhs.

In order to provide relief and better medical care to the Bihar flood affected people, Mr Deora has decided that one of the Oil PSUs should take up medical relief operations in each of the five flood affected districts Bihar.

Accordingly, necessary medical relief works in Supol will be taken up by OIL, in Madhepura by HPCL, in Araria by ONGC, in Saharsa by IOC and in Purnea by BPCL.

As part of these operations, 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.

Mr Deora said 16 petrol pumps which had become inoperative due to floods have restarted fuel sale.

He said 10,000 metric tones of additional quantity of kerosene has already been sanctioned to Bihar, besides taking a decision to supply relief materials worth Rs five crore by oil PSUs.

The Minister said as there is no shortage of LPG cylinders, they will be provided free of cost to the flood-hit districts of Bihar.

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