Sambalpur: The Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced setting up of three LPG bottling plants in Odisha. Speaking to media persons here on Monday June 20 he said, at present state has nearly 6.5 lakh metric tonnes of bottling capacity. And the capacity of production in the existing plants at Jatni, Balasore and Jharsuguda will be increased and a decision has been taken in this regard, added Padhan.
The minister further informed that keeping in mind the demand of LPG in the coming decades, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) will set up a LPG bottling plant at Bhubaneswar, Jeypore and Bolangir respectively.
Earlier Dharmendra Pradhan after launching the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ainthapali said that his ministry targets to provide LPG connections to 30 lakh BPL women in the state over the next 3 years. Besides that an additional 10 lakh connections will be provided to people in non-BPL category