Lakshadweep (India), June 22: To achieve "Kerosene Free" status by July 1, the Deputy Collector of Lakshadweep has written to the godown keeper, supply and marketing society, Kavaratti, directing them to stop delivering kerosene oil by June 30 and to guarantee that any beneficiaries who rely on it do not go famished.
"With reference to the letter cited on the captioned subject, the Director, Department of FCS&CA, UTL, has informed that the Ministry of Home Affairs has requested to provide the milestones and timelines to achieve Kerosene free status by 01.04.2022. In this regard, UTL has planned to achieve Kerosene-free status by 1st July 2022. Hence, you are directed to stop distribution of Kerosene Oil by 30.06.2022 and to ensure any beneficiaries dependent up on Kerosene Oil an, not famished," the letter read by the admin read.
It further directed that LPG connections and supplies be made available to all households, as well as a 100 percent satisfactory supply of gas cylinders and a minimal waiting period for LPG customers in Kavaratti.
"Also you so further directed to ensure LPG connections and supply of LPG to all households as well as to ensure 100 per cent, satisfactory supply of gas cylinders and reduction of waiting time for LPG Customers to Zero in Kavaratti," it added.
The Administration further asked that required action be taken in this regard and that a compliance report be given to the undersigned at the earliest.