Karnataka LPG row: Cong protests against minister Shobha

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Shobha Karandlaje
Bangalore, Jul 29: After checking the status of their LPG gas connection in the website of food, civil supplies and consumer affairs ministry - Ahara Karnataka - LPG consumers are in confusion as many of their connections have been suspended. According to latest media reports, Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje has played a crucial role in creating confusion among the LPG consumers and it was an alleged move to help the private gas companies. Check LPG Connection Status HERE.

Congress leaders alleged that Shobha Karandlaje is helping the the lobby made by the private gas companies. Udupi Block Congress President Pramodh Madhwaraj said that the party will start protest against government's move to suspend legal LPG connections. Login to Ahara Karnataka website.

Pramodh Madhwaraj said it was found that about 20,000 gas connections in Udupi district have been cancelled and it will affect nearly 80,000 people. He also alleged that many other government officials are also involved in this scam worth crores of rupees. Documents Needed for LPG Connection Verification.

The Central government is giving subsidy to the State government over cylinders used for residential connection. The amount is about Rs 25 crores and in turn, the State government is earning more than Rs 50 crores of revenue per year through charging taxes on these cylinders. Is your LPG illegal? Click to see ways to make it legal.

Karnataka civil supplies and consumers affairs ministry's found that the state has 75,55,156 gas connections of which 34,05,509 were unlawful and ministry ordered to suspend illegal gas connections. LPG: What is RR Number Mismatch, How to clear it?

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