MP writes to Petroleum Ministry urging availability of LPG refills in isles

Port Blair
9 Feb 2019

The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray has been phone complaints from different parts of these islands about scarcity LPG and non-supply of LPG cylinders to the domestic consumers in A & N Islands. On enquiry, it was understand that the shortage of LPG Cylinder is due to non-shipment of LPG from Mainland.
Since the matter is concerned to problems of domestic consumers of the territory, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, has taken the matter seriously and submitted a letter to the Petroleum Ministry in person on 08.02.2019 and requested to expedite the action to ensure the availability of LPGs immediately in Andaman.
In reference to MP’s letter, The Ministry of Petroleum& Natural Gas, GOI informed that due to inclement weather, the shipment of LPG from the overseas was effected & which lead to non-availability of products & disruption in bottling. It is further informed that the vessels containing LPG has already berthed at Port Blair in the afternoon of 06.02.2019 and the  bottling operations has been also started to make the distribution of LPG Cylinder to the consumers in all Districts of A & N Islands. The Ministry also ensured for shipment of an additional consignment of LPG shortly for Andaman to full fill the demands.