Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rural LPG distribution agencies soon

Tirupur: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will soon introduce small sized rural LPG distribution agencies in the Western districts of Tamil Nadu under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitrak (RGGLV) scheme to increase penetration in remote areas, according to BPCL Territory Manager S. Thangavel.

�We have plans to open seven such agencies in the first phase, he said.

He was speaking to The Hindu at a seminar jointly organized by BPCL and its distributor Sri Gouri Durga Gas Service for LPG users, here on Tuesday.

Mr. Thangavel said that the agencies coming up under RGGLV scheme would require very less finance/capital and infrastructure when compared to the ones in urban and semi-urban areas because of its smaller size.

These rural agencies would penetrate deeper into areas where regular distributorships become unviable owing to scale of operation and investment. A novel feature of the scheme was that the agencies would be issued in the joint name of husband and wife as a step towards empowerment of rural womenfolk.

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