Now Tripura to cater NE India with LPGs from Bangladesh


With the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launching three separate projects at Delhi today including bulk Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)s from Bangladesh, the Northeastern states of Tripura will now cater the need of the state of North East India with bulk LPGs which are to arrive from neighbouring Bangladesh.  

Bulk LPGs from Bangladesh will now reach Tripura's Bishalgarh LPG bottling plant to dispatch rest of the North-eastern states of the country which is expected to ease the availability of cooking gas in North East India. This will however ensure uninterrupted supply of cooking gas to the difficult terrain and is also expected to cut the transportation cost at large.

The Tripura government has been demanding for the supply of LPGs through Bangladesh in view of bad weather condition and dilapidated condition of roads.   

While inaugurating the three projects at Delhi, Prime Minister Narednra Modi today said, "The import of bulk LPGs will benefit both the neighbours, including the creation of exports, income and employment opportunities."

The initiative is also of propagating Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme in the North East region of the country.  

However, Import of Bulk LPG from Bangladesh to India project is reflective of the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Neighbourhood First’ in the context of promoting infrastructure for energy security and connectivity.