Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
18-November-2010 16:41 IST
Opening of LPG Agency at Block Level
In order to increase rural penetration and to cover remote as well as low potential areas, a new scheme namely Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitaran Yojana (RGGLVY) for establishing small size LPG distribution agencies for the locations having potential of 600 or more refill sales per month has been launched on 16.10.2009. This was stated by the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Jitin Prasada in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

Shri Prasada further said that RGGLVY scheme primarily aims at providing LPG to the rural households, including BPL families. To ensure that growth of LPG usage is evenly spread, Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are assessing/identifying locations in a phased manner under RGGLVY. OMCs have undertaken to set up 2329 LPG distributors in 22 States namely, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar pradesh, West Bengal and Pudducherry. Out of this 49 LPG distributors have already been commissioned. Selection for the rest of the locations is in progress as per policy.

No advertisement for setting up of LPG distributor under this scheme has yet been releasedin the State of Haryana. However, the setting up of LPG distributors in the rural/under-served areas under this scheme will now be a continuous process till all areas of the country deficient in LPG are covered by LPG network, including the State of Haryana.