Government expanding LPG production and distribution

The government is looking to invest about Rs 300 billion for the expansion of the country’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production and distribution network, in the next three years. A record 34.5 million LPG connections were given during 2016-17, including 22 million free connections to poor households. Increasing LPG coverage is a part of the government’s plan to curb the use of polluting firewood. Also, 10,000 new LPG distributors are planned to be added, of which 4,600 have already been appointed.