Guwahati, November 09: Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan held a review meeting on “Marketing Infrastructure and availability of Petroleum products in North Eastern Region” in Guwahati yesterday. The meeting was attended by Ministers from Assam and Manipur, Senior Officials of the Ministry and representatives of all Northeastern States. In the meeting, the current status of availability of Petroleum products and upcoming infrastructure projects in the region were reviewed. Inputs on current product availability, problems encountered and suggestions to improve were shared by the participating States.
Dharmendra Pradhan, in his concluding remarks, urged Oil Marketing Companies to step up release of connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to cover all eligible households, to identify points for opening Extension counters to make LPG easily available in remote areas, promote the availability of 5 Kg cylinders, to speed up roll-out of City Gas Distribution to provide CNG/PNG connections and early completion of ongoing infrastructure projects to meet requirement of products in the region.