Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav requested the Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi to increase kerosene quota in the state.
Yadav wrote to the prime minister that quarterly kerosene quota has been decreased from the last three quarters. The decrease has caused resentment among the people.
“There are 4crore ration card holders in Uttar Pradesh and they used to get kerosene through public distribution system (PDS) with estimate of 5 litre per head/month. State needed two lakh KL kerosene,” said Yadav.
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister requested the quota to be increased to 600936 Kilolitres to meet the state’s demand.
Akhilesh in his letter to the Prime Minister and the petroleum minister informed that the state minister Kamal Akhtar had requested the same but no decision has been taken in the regard.
He requested the PM keeping in mind the demand of the state, that had seen a cut in state allocation of kerosene by 1.67 KL till now to be increased.