"The CM has decided not take immediate action against illegal gas connections. We have to look into many aspects before disconnecting them and we need some more time," said Shobha in Bellary on Saturday.
There were reports that gas agencies, following a strict instruction from the Food & Civil Supply department, had tried to disconnect all "illegal" LPG gas connections. Earlier, Karnataka civil supplies and consumers affairs ministry found that the state has 75,55,156 gas connections of which 34,05,509 were unlawful. Click here to Login to Ahara Karnataka Website.
"Earlier this month (Nov, 2011), the department directed us to disconnect illegal connections. But the consumers opposed it and the CM gave instruction not to proceed," said an official of gas agency in Bangalore.