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Assam likely to face LPG cylinder crisis

Assam likely to face LPG cylinder crisis

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Assam is likely to face a LPG cylinder crisis all the LPG plants in the northeast will shut down from Thursday. All the LPG plants will remain closed from Thursday for an indefinite period. The LPG plants of North Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Mirza, Gopanari, Tinsukia, Duliajan, Sakmai all will remain closed. On the other hand, the Dimapur, Tripura LPG plants will also remain closed for an indefinite period as the North East Packed LPG Transporter Association has called for a indefinite strike to meet their various demands.

The transporter association has also opposed the shifting of the tender office to Kolkata. The association has also alleged that the locals have been deprived of benefits.

Earlier in January 2019, the association had called for an indefinite strike for which Assam had to face tremendous LPG cylinder crisis. According to some officials of the association, a number of discussions were held with the higher officials of the Department of Food and Civil Supply in the past few days. However, no conclusion and result could be reached with the State government and the authorities concerned also did not pay much attention to the matter. 

The Association has made demands to transfer the office of tender submission from Kolkata to Guwahati to make it easy for the local entrepreneurs to file tenders. They are also opposing the decision to bring down fares from the existing rate by up to 21 percent. They want equal facilities and priorities given to all dealers of the state. 

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