Oil cos asked to remove backlog of cylinders in Bihar

Patna, May 3: Bihar government, on Wednesday, May 2, urged oil companies to remove the backlog of 4.67 lakh cylinders in view of acute shortage of cooking gas cylinders in the state.

Presiding over a meeting with the Indian Oil Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation officials, Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shayam Rajak asked them to prepare an action plan within three days to remove the backlog of 4.67 lakh cylinders booked by consumers.

If the oil companies failed to remove the backlog of the LPG consumers of the state, the minister would write to the Centre in this regard, he said.

He also asked the oil companies to prepare a data base of 23.56 lakh consumers detailing their name, address and other information.


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