MPHAL | Jan 12
CAF & PD, Karam Shyam has appealed the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to make the petroleum products available through pipeline medium during the launching ceremony of a 3-day Indian Oil Kisan Mela held at Lamsang Oil Service, Imphal divisional office, Lamdeng Khunou, Lamsang today.
Lamsang Oil Service(Kisan Seva Kendra) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited , Imphal Divisional Office, Congress Bhavan, B.T. Road jointly organised the event for the second time under the initiative of IOCL.
It aimed to let the farmers and the local people avail useful items, products and services, not the usual diesel, petrol & lubricants from the Kisan Seva Kendra of IOCL.
Lamsang Oil Service(Kisan Seva Kendra) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited , Imphal Divisional Office, Congress Bhavan, B.T. Road jointly organised the event for the second time.
Minister of CAF & PD, Karam Shyam speaking as the chief guest highlighted that any minister, MLA or elected leader of the state should take initiative in creating awareness about the welfare schemes of the central government for the public so that civilians can demand their rights and avail of them.
The minister appealed to the IOCL officials to make the petroleum products available through pipeline medium as the new process will cure 70-80 % of the various ills and vagaries surrounding the availability of these products to the customers in the state.
Now that oil adulteration has been monitored and banned in Manipur to a considerable extent, the situation relating its availability, procurement and fair distribution to the public has improved, he said. He also assured that issue of black petrol and diesel has been solved by and large.
“We need to streamline some initiatives to bring the expected changes in our respective departments,” said the minister.
Security advisor, IOCL,IPS, B.K. Ravi, commisioner, CAF & PD, K. Radhakumar, executive director, IOAOD, SO Dipankar Ray, chief general manager(RS),IOAOD, SO, Uttiya Bhattacharjee, general manager, security, IOCL, Manoj Yadav, eminent scientist, Dr.M. Priyodatta and proprietor, Lamsang Oil Service, R.K.(O) Shantinibala Devi shared the function dais.
Drawing attention that all kisan sevas will be operated by solar energy, Uttiya Bhattacharjee said out of 27,000 retail outlets in the country,7500 sevas are focussed on providing facilities to the kisans like farming equipmens, seeds etc.
Dipankar Ray elaborated not to mistake the mela as a mere petrol pump service but as a low cost model but towards a more sustainable development of getting fuel, seeds, fertilisers & agricultural related items apart from solarisation.
Radhakumar threw light on providing sevas to the kisan at the right place and right time as farmers’ property is state property.
IPS B.K. Ravi wished everyone as the kisan mela is the first initiative of the Indian Oil in Manipur.
Scientist Dr.M Priyodatta spoke in detail on crop management, animal husbandary and plant protection by highlighting on the ill-effects of the use of fertilizers, insecticides & other harmful chemicals as manures in agriculture after prolonged human consumption.
Highlights of the mela includes Aadhaar enrolment and rectification facility, free servicing camp for tractors, display of solar energy and sales of agricultural related equipment by Agritech Manipur, Uripok.
Vendor stalls on SBI-Cash less transaction, Honda 2 wheelers and potato seeds and services also opened today.
IOCL gifted 500 saplings to the government of Manipur for promoting sustainable development.