SHRI DEORA TO FLAG OFF RELIEF MATERIAL CONTRIBUTED BY OIL COMPANIES FROM SHASTRI BHAWAN11 Sep :In order to provide relief and better medical care to the Bihar flood affected people, the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Murli Deora has decided that one of the Oil PSUs should undertake medical relief operations each of the five flood affected districts Bihar.
Accordingly, necessary medical relief works in Supol will be taken up by OIL, in Madhepura by HPCL , in Araria by ONGC , in Saharsa by IOC and in Purnea by BPCL As part of these operations, the Oil companies will dispatch a team of doctors, para-medical staff, necessary medicines etc. to medical camps being set up in the area in consultation with the district administration. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has been designated as coordinating PSU in consultation with local administrative for the relief works to undertaken in the flood-affected areas.
Further, in accordance with the initiative taken by Petroleum Minister Shri Murli Deora, Oil Sector PSUs have pledged to contribute essential relief materials for the flood affected areas of Bihar worth Rs 5 crore. This include providing fuels like kerosene, free LPG for community kitchen in relief camps, Solar lanterns, Blankets, Candles, Matchboxes, ORS Solutions, Milk Powder, Dhotis/Sarees, Cooking utensils etc. On the appeal of Shri Deora, British Petroleum, a multi national petroleum company has donated solar lanterns worth over Rs.50 lakhs for distribution in the flood affected area. Shri Murli Deora will flag off the relief material contributed by the Oil companies on this Friday i.e. September 12, 2008 from Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi.
Responding to the appeal of Shri Deora, all oil PSU officials have contributed a day’s salary for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affected people of Bihar.
It has been reported by OMCs that all petrol pumps which had become inoperative due to floods have re-started fuel sale as of today following Shri Murli Deora’s directions to work on war footing for restoration fuel distribution. Shri Murli Deora had earlier convened a meeting on 1st September in New Delhi to take stock of fuel supply and providing other relief materials to the flood affected areas of Bihar. He had instantly sanctioned 10,000 metric tones of additional quantity of kerosene to the State of Bihar besides taking a decision to supply relief materials worth Rs. 5 crore by Oil PSUs.
Shri Deora also spoke to the Chief Minister of Bihar and enquired about the status of rescue and relief operations. He assured the Chief Minister all possible assistance by his Ministry to provide relief for the flood affected people.