No change in LPG rates for February
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THE rates of LPG subsidised and non-subsidised cylinders for February will remain same as in the month of January.
LPG Dealers' Association state head Usha Poonawalla said, "There has been no communication from the oil companies regarding any change. We will follow last month's rates,'' she said.
Last month, the oil marketing companies had announced a hike of Rs 4 across all the categories of LPG (subsidised, non-subsidised and exempted) with new rates at Rs 437 for subsidised cylinder, Rs 972.50 for non-subsidised cylinder, Rs 1,220.50 for exempted category and Rs 1,712 for commercial category.
Pune district readies drought plan ahead of summers
With the state facing an acute drought, the district administration has charted out a detailed plan to counter it ahead of the summers.
"We are tapping all the existing as well as new sources of water for the district. Special measures are being taken to address most affected areas such as Shirur, Indapur and Baramati," said officials.
Contingency plans also include the number of tankers to be allocated besides fodder camps. "District officials at the taluka level have been asked to give an estimate of required tankers,''said officials.
The government in a recent meeting had said it required Rs 495 crore to dig wells, provide taps, repair and deepen public wells and acquire private wells in 938 villages facing drought.
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