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Small LPG cylinders, financial services at FPS proposed
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Small LPG cylinders, financial services at FPS proposed
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New Delhi, Oct 27 (TIWN) The Centre on Wednesday proposed to sell small LPG cylinders through Fair Price Shops (FPS) across the country.

There are a total of 5.32 lakh FPS in the country. With this step, the Centre is aiming at taking its services closer to poorer and needy consumers.  Focussing on enhancing financial viability of FPS, Department of Food and Public Distribution Secretary, Sudhanshu Pandey in a video conference with representatives of multiple ministries and PSUs stressed on the need of taking proactive measures for the same.  The representatives from oil marketing companies appreciated the proposal for retail selling of small LPG cylinders through FPS and informed that "necessary support required would be provided for the same in coordination with interested state or Union Territory (UT) governments," said a release from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in New Delhi.  The representative from the Department of Financial Services appreciated the government's proposal to provide financial services through FPS, extending MUDRA loans to FPS dealers for capital augmentation and informed that necessary support would be provided for it in coordination with interested state or UT governments.

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