SRINAGAR: Fearing pilferage, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD) authorities have failed to distribute kerosene oil to at least ten percent consumers in the month of January, besides an extra LPG container distribution for winter was not also put into practice.
“We could distribute only 90 percent of kerosene oil in the month of January as there was delay in supply,” Director CAPD, Abdul Rashid War told Kashmir Reader.
War said the consumers, who missed this month, will get double supply in the month of February.
When asked about an extra LPG cylinder distribution for winter, he said the oil companies could not approve it till date so the department could not distribute it this year.
Consequently, the consumers who did not get the kerosene in the month of January expressed their hardships in this chilling winter.
“We were made to suffer in this chilling winter as there was no kerosene oil distributed in the month of January,” said Abdul Rehman, a Zainakote resident.
He said they use kerosene oil for cooking purposes as they can’t afford LPG cylinders. “This month we had to look for the oil, but what we could fetch wasn’t sufficient,” he added.
Another resident from Khushipora, Abdul Majeed Ahangar, said that there was no kerosene distributed in the month of January that created many problems.