Nationwide LPG connection portability launched

Over 8.2 crore LG consumers of 480 districts to be

Bhubaneswar:  Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas,
Dr M Veerappa Moily, has approved the launch of Portability of LPG connections
from Wednesday onwards across Oil Marketing Companies/distributors covering 480
districts including Odisha across the country.
With this facility, an LPG consumer in these markets can now
switch to the distributor of his/her choice within a cluster of LPG distributors
in the vicinity under the LPG Connection Portability Scheme. This measure will
bring great relief to those LPG consumers who are unhappy with the services of
their current distributor or want to move to an LPG distributor closer to their
As a pilot project, the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs)
together launched LPG connection portability scheme in 24 districts covering 13
States in October 2013. The scheme was launched on a full-fledged all-India
basis by expanding its coverage to over 480 districts and a population of over
8.2 crore LPG consumers across the country.
In order to facilitate LPG consumers to benefit from the
portability scheme, the OMCs have made more than 1,400 clusters distributors in
over 480 districts with an average of almost 4 distributors per cluster to
choose from. The details about these clusters are available on the OMC
websites. It has also been ensured that the portability scheme now covers all
possible markets that are having distributors of multiple companies coupled
with the scope for formation of clusters.
The procedure to opt for portability is very simple. To
register for portability, the LPG consumers are advised to visit the website of
the OMC like for IOCL, for HPCL, and for BPCL respectively.

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