Imphal, November 17, 2017 : Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Shri Karam Shyam today urged the SK Oil (Superior Kerosene) dealers to lift the oil stocks. He said oil stocks have piled up in the oil depots and feared that it might lapse.

Speaking to the media persons at his office in Old Secretariat, the Minister urged the dealers to lift SK Oil till November 30, 2017 failing which the SK Oil will be made available to the retail shops through mobile sale. He also said the continuous lapses might result in the Central Government discontinuing SK Oil allocation to the State.

The Minister informed that for the month of September, October and November this year, the State received 1,456 KL (one thousand four hundred and fifty six kilo litre). In September, 708 KL (seven hundred and eight kilo litre) of SK Oil was lifted and in October, 848 KL (eight hundred and forty eight kilo litre). A total of 1,356 KL (one thousand three hundred and fifty six kilo litre) of SK Oil lapsed for the month of September and October, he added.

The State quota for November is 1,456 KL (one thousand four hundred and fifty six kilo litre) and 408 KL (four hundred and eight kilo litre) has been lifted till November 17, 2017. The Minister urged the dealers to lift the remaining SK Oil quota by the end of this month to prevent lapse. SK Oil is now available abundantly as the authorities are strictly keeping a check on adulteration, he added.

CAF & PD Minister Karam Shyam further said since the formation of the new government in March this year, all PDS items have been given to dealers/agents without fail. Speaking on the issue of LPG cylinder, the Minister said black marketing of the LPG cylinder has been under control as the authorities are daily monitoring it.

He added that the irregular supply of LPG to the public is due to pilling up of massive backlog and appealed to the public to cooperate to the State Government. (DIPR)

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