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Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister reviews the preparedness for implementing DBT for kerosene in Gujarat 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan met the Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Gujarat today in Ahmedabad and reviewed the preparedness for implementing Direct Benefit Transfer for Kerosene in the State of Gujarat w.e.f. 1st April, 2016. The State Government has identified 7 districts for the implementation of the scheme in Gujarat. During the meeting, detailed discussions also took place on enhancing LPG coverage in the State of Gujarat. Shri Chhatra Singh Mori, Minister of State, Government of Gujarat was also present during the meeting in addition to senior officials of Government of Gujarat, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and collectors of the 7 districts. 


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Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister reviews the preparedness and strategy of the OMCs to expand the LPG penetration across the country 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the preparedness and strategy of the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to expand the LPG penetration across the country on Tuesday at Mumbai. With 2016 being declared as the ‘Year of LPG Consumers’, he stressed on the need to popularize and make available LPG in an efficient manner, with emphasis on remote and difficult areas of the country. He wanted the OMCs to finalize a transparent, innovative and simplified mechanism of distributorship, including a mechanism for distributing cylinders of smaller capacity. He expressed confidence on the ability of the OMCs to achieve the ambitious target of adding 10 crore more households in the country by the end of 2018. The meeting was attended by senior officers of OMCs engaged in LPG distribution, and the officers of the Ministry. 

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Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister stresses on improving performance on Mahanagar Gas Limited in Mumbai 
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, on Tuesday reviewed the working of Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) in the city of Mumbai. Stressing on the need of MGL to improve its performance, he emphasized on the necessity of taking assistance of the Hon’ble MPs/MLAs for resolving all issues pertaining to the state government / BMC. He also emphasized on the need to meet the targets for PNG connections to the residential locations. He asked the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and MGL to work in close co-ordination, to expand the PNG network in the city, so that consumers have access to environmentally friendly fuel. Members of Parliament of Mumbai Shri Kirit Somayya, Shri Gajanan Kirtikar, Shri Gopal Shetty and Shri Rahul Shevale and MLA Shri Ashish Shelar, and officials of MGL and officers of OMCs also attended. 


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