Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Insurance to Gas Cylinder Blast Victims

Posted On: 18 NOV 2019 5:41PM by PIB Delhi

Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) take comprehensive Insurance Policy under ‘Public Liability Policy for Oil Industries’ which covers all LPG consumers registered with OMCs. Public Liability Insurance Policy taken by OMCs covers losses arising out of accidents where LPG is the primary cause of fire.

Total number of LPG accidents, deaths reported and compensation paid in the last three years where LPG leakage is the primary cause of fire are as under :-

Year

Accident

Fatalities

Amount of compensation     (₹ in  crore)

2016-17

929

267

23.02

2017-18

1151

292

23.44

2018-19

983          

254

10.27

 

OMCs provide Safety cum Insurance leaflet in Hindi/English and in vernacular languages, with pictorial representation to the customers. Information pertaining to Public Liability Insurance Policy is also available on the OMC websites.  Regular safety clinics and LPG panchayats are organised by OMCs across the country to create awareness among the consumers on safe use of LPG, conservation practices and information about insurance.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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