Mangalore, Oct 8: Dakshina Kannada (DK) district in charge Minister B Ramanath Rai inaugurated ‘Kerosene Free City’ campaign at Mangalore City Corporation on October 8 by pouring water to the plant.

With a view to make the city kerosene free, LPG connection will be provided to every home. In this regard, special campaign will be organised on October 8, 9, 18 and 19. Those who are availing kerosene oil through ration cards, LPG gas connections will be provided from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Addressing the gathering B Ramanath Rai said,” Camps are set up to distribute LPG gas. Many trees will be saved and its a environment friendly project. I wish all people avail this facility within this month.”

He symbolically handed over the LPG gas cylinder along with the cooking range to six beneficiaries on the occasion.

MLA of Mangalore South constituency J R Lobo said, ” I congratulate DC and all the corporation officials, municipal officials, bank and gas company officials for this initiative. Many poor people find hard to get house numbers and ration card. LPG gas facility has been deprived to the poor of the society. With this initiative, all will get LPG gas facility in Mangalore. We are aiming to provide LPG gas access to every household, and thereby trying to make our city kerosene free by November 1.”

Briefing on the scheme, DC A B Ibrahim said, “The project will cost Rs 4,000 per household. Leading banks including SCDCC Bank have come forward to provide loans to purchase gas kits. The main aim is to provide LPG connections to each house. People can pay Rs 200 as monthly installments. But to avail the loan, customers have to submit documents to the bank and have to possess a bank account.”

Corporator Shashidhar Hedge was also present during the occassion.

For any enquiries regarding gas connection, people can call the toll free numbers 1077 and 155313.

Courtesy : Daijiworld