Citizens are calling for the use of household cooking gas to be restricted for commercial purposes


Conscious Citizens’ Forum (CCFU) members have submitted a memorandum from Udalguri Deputy Commissioner Prakash Ranjan Gharphaliya to review the continued use of domestic LPG bottles for commercial purposes, leading to an artificial bottle shortage in the city Udalguri leads.

Household cylinders are widely used in hotels and tea stalls in and around the city.

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“We have asked the county government to take action against hotels and tea rooms to curb abuse of household cylinders in commercial establishments, including hotels and tea stalls, and to take legal action,” said Sarat Basumatary, president of the CCFU.

The forum also claimed in the memorandum that unlike other parts of Assam and India, home delivery of LPG bottles in the city of Udalguri has been suspended for such reasons.

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This has led to the black marketing of LPG bottles.

The forum also claimed that most of the hotels and restaurants in the city fail to offer their customers safe drinking water, forcing them to purchase packaged water bottles.

The deputy commissioner directed the civilian utilities department to address the problem and to provide a report to him at the earliest.