Himachal government urges Centre not to put a ban on new gas connections

The State Government has requested the Central Government not to impose ban on release of new gas connections in the State so as to avoid any problems to the consumers. The request has been made in the wake of the ban imposed by Government of India over the release of new gas connections throughout the country.The state government has appraised the Centre that gas consumption in the state was only 7 kg per month per consumer where it was 12 and 11 kg per month. All India average of gas consumption was 10.5 kg per month, the spokesman said. He further said that there was a total ban on felling of trees in the state and use of fuel wood was being discouraged for cooking purposes for protecting forests.

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