Minister for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Govind Gaude on Monday said that he is hopeful about the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas reinstating the kerosene quota for Goa, which it had curtailed as per the kerosene-free India policy of the Centre.
Earlier, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat informed the House that the dealers and consumers of kerosene in the state are facing inconvenience due to whopping 88 per cent reduction in the kerosene quota.
Gaude informed the House that he has already spoken to the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan about reinstating Goa’s quota, and the related ministry has replied that it is considering the request on merit.
“Goa still needs 360 KL of kerosene,” the Minister for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs noted, hoping that the problem would be sorted out soon.
“Presently, there are 12,798 non-LPG beneficiaries, who are still dependent on kerosene,” he noted.