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States of Maharashtra, Goa and Rajasthan have already allowed the Fair Price Shops to sell Mini LPG cylinders

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas States of Maharashtra, Goa and Rajasthan have already allowed the Fair Price Shops to sell Mini LPG cylind

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

States of Maharashtra, Goa and Rajasthan have already allowed the Fair Price Shops to sell Mini LPG cylinders

Posted On: 09 DEC 2021 4:25PM by PIB Delhi

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that as per the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Control Order 2015, the licenses to the Fair Price Shop (FPS) owners are issued by the respective State Governments/UTs keeping in view the viability of the FPSs and they are empowered to allow sale of commodities other than the food grains distributed under the TPDS at the FPS to improve the viability of fair price operations. Accordingly, the States of Maharashtra, Goa and Rajasthan have already allowed the FPSs to sell Mini LPG cylinders. However, Department of Food and Public Distribution has further provided a common meeting ground to States/UTs and the Oil Marketing Companies to take the initiative of sale of Mini LPG Cylinders at FPS, forward.

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