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India to get uninterrupted LPG supply from Saudi Arabia

On March 29, 2020, the Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that Saudi Arabia has assured India on uninterrupted LPG supply amidst growing threat of COVID-19. LPG in India India is the second largest importer of LPG in the world. It fulfils half of its requirements from the middle east countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, ..

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PM Garib Kalyan Relief Package

The Union Finance Minister recently announced a series of measures to aid the poor of the country during the lockdown period. Elements of the PMGK Package The recently announced package has 5 elements: Medical insurance cover of 50 lakh INR for all health workers involved in treating patients. This includes doctors, paramedics, Asha workers, etc. ..

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Ghana inspired by India’s Ujjwala; India to assist; MoU signed

On January 23, 2020, Ghana announced that the country will replicate the Ujjwala model of LPG connection under the guidance of India (represented by Indian Oil Corporation). Highlights LPG coverage in Ghana is 23%. Citizens of Ghana spend hours together at petrol stations to refill their cylinders. Ghana is to fix the issues around LPG ..

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National Policy to speed up Gas Infrastructure

A “high-level committee” has been set up by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory board (PNGRB) to frame national policy on city gas distribution. The intention of the policy is to speed up development of infrastructure of piped natural gas. Highlights The committee formed will perform a detailed review of the issues in the development ..

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Gandhinagar becomes Gujarat’s first kerosene free district.

On October 25, 2019, Union Minister Amit Shah allocated 1000 LPG connections to women in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. This makes Gandhinagar first district in Gujarat to become kerosene-free. Highlights The cooking gas was allotted to the women as a part of Ujjwala Yojana. The scheme has covered more than 75,000 beneficiaries at a cost ..

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