Illegal sale of LPG cylinders continue unabated

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By Fast Kashmir on 02/11/2017.


‘Authorities aware, but fail to do anything’

Anantnag, Nov 02: The “illegal refilling of liquefied petroleum gas” (LPG) is turning out to be a highly profitable business in south Kashmir’s Anantnag District.
Sources told KNS that the Agencies and Distributors in Anantnag District are allegedly selling domestic Gas to vendors, roadside motor mechanics, LPG-fitted vehicle owners, hotels, and restaurants.

“The use of domestic gas for commercial purpose goes unabated in the city and no one is held accountable for it though it goes against the rules set by Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution,” said a local, according to the KNS correspondent, Hussain Babu.

Sources added that the district authorities are aware of the illegal practice but nothing concrete has been done so far.
“And those involved in the illegal trade mint doubles the profit, they added.

The residents of Dialgam, Kamad, Wanihama, Brinty, Pethabug Schichen, Larkipora and Vessu told KNS that one year back the Govt had announced the rate and subsidy of LPG cylinders of Rs 765 per cylinder in valley but the dealers violate the govt norms and charge Rs 860 per cylinder from consumers.
Despite repeated attempts Assistant Director Food was not available for his comments. (KNS)