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Good news for LPG consumers soon: Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday hinted at a relief for LPG consumers in the state.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Thane | Updated: April 17, 2014 4:50 pm

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday hinted at a relief for LPG consumers in the state.

Addressing a programme in Dombivili town of Thane district,Chavan said the people of the state would soon get a “good news” regarding LPG cylinders. He,however,did not elaborate further on it.

Earlier,the Centre had asked the Congress-led state governments to raise the subsidised gas cylinders from six to nine for the people.

The CM,while expressing concern over the water shortage in the state,said if it continued,the Parli thermal power plant in Beed district would cease to function in the near future.

He pointed out that the storage in Marathwada’s Jayakwadi dam was only 3 per cent.

Chavan also said octroi would be abolished in the state in a phased manner.

He said the report from the revenue department regarding bifurcation of Thane district was already received and a decision would be taken soon in consultation with the ministers concerned.

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