India offers excellent scope for LPG business: IndianOil chief

Three oil marketing companies are also pitching in with part of their CSR funds to bring more and more households into the fold.

GN Bureau | February 13, 2017


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 With about 72 percent of India's population living in villages, ensuring LPG access to all Indian kitchens is a both a challenge as well as an opportunity. India offers excellent scope for LPG business in the coming years, said B Ashok, chairman, IndianOil.

Addressing the inaugural session at the Asia LPG Summit, Ashok detailed the steps taken by the government to make LPG accessible and affordable for all, especially those in rural hinterlands and BPL households. 
 
“As part of the intensive efforts being made to rapidly expand this network, the government is diverting subsidy amounts given up by the well-to-do to provide LPG to the BPL families, while at the same continuing to extend product subsidy to this price-sensitive segment. The three oil marketing companies are also pitching in with part of their CSR funds to bring more and more households into the fold,” he said.
 
Elaborating on the initiatives by Oil Marketing Companies to augment rural access of LPG, Ashok said, “lndian Oil pioneered the concept of the rural low-cost, small-format LPG distributorships, which do not need large outlays. This concept has taken strong roots and today, apart from the 13,000 regular LPG distributorships in cities and towns, the three OMCs together operate over 3,000 rural distributorships.”
 

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