The Centre has sanctioned Rs. 75 crore for setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya. Meghalaya is the only state in the region which has no bottling plant.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the new bottling plant will be constructed at an existing site located in Shillong itself.
A memorandum of understanding was inked between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the state government in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma in Shillong on Saturday.
Union Petroleum Minister said that the Centre has decided to implement the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state in full swing.
He said that only 27 per cent of the households in the state are linked with LPG connectivity which is much below the national average.