baghel: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel writes to Center on fuel shortage in the state
Baghel wrote to Union Oil Minister Hardeep Puri on Sunday to inform him of the depletion of the fuel pump buffer stock. “For the past two months, there has been a shortage of gasoline and diesel for the state, as a result of which several gas pumps have gone dry. This is negatively affecting essential services like the ambulance service. Since Chhattisgarh is an agrarian and with the onset of monsoon, agricultural activities start here.But due to unavailability of diesel in sufficient quantity, farmers find it difficult to carry out works with tractors.In a letter to the minister of the Union, I urged him to address the problem and ensure an adequate supply of fuel to the state,” Baghel said.
According to the Chhattisgarh Petroleum Dealers Welfare Association, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (
) has 750 outlets in the state, which were forced to halt sales due to erratic fuel supplies, he said. “Further examination of the matter revealed that previously the oil depots had a buffer stock for 4-5 days, but now they only have a buffer stock for one day,” he added. . Due to the fuel shortage, even necessary services like ambulances are affected, Baghel said.