Bihar improves LPG bottling infrastructure

Bihar infrastructure for LPG has improved with two more LPG bottling plants.

HPCL and IOCL has set up one LPG bottling plants in East Champaran and Banka districts of the state. The demand for LPG has gone up from 25.50% of the total households in April 2014 to 76.9% by August 2020. To meet this rising demand, two plants were envisaged under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUJ).

The Banka plant will serve Bhagalpur, Banka, Jamui, Araria, Kishanganj and Katihar districts in Bihar and Godda, Deoghar, Dumka, Sahibganj and Pakur districts in the neighboring Jharkhand.

Similarly, the East Champaran plant will serve over 5 lakh consumers in East Champaran, West Champaran, Muzzafarpur, Siwan, Gopalganj and Sitamarhi in Bihar and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.