Government mulls over delivery of fuels at home

The delivery of fuels (such as petrol and diesel) to homes is being mulled over as government-owned fuel retailers are in advanced talks with the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) on the formulation of safety norms and the issuance of licences. The three oil marketing companies (OMCs) have taken up the proposal with PESO, which will be issuing the necessary licences and granting permissions for this purpose. The OMCs are also evaluating different modes of distribution. The planned move will help consumers avoid spending excessive time in long queues at fuel stations. PESO works under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of the commerce ministry with the objective of ensuring safety and security of the public and property from fires and explosions.