Sikkim government also distributes, 6400 LPG connections to people living below poverty line and near forest areas through its Janta Mela Scheme every year. But shortage in day to distribution of cylinders makes situation graver for such welfare schemes.
Major area of concern where the committee will focus on is the production constraint of LPG plant at Mazitar. Whatsoever number of bulk used to come to Mazitar Plant three years ago, same number of bulk is being received these days too. Moreover, break-down of the chain at Mazitar plant is a regular phenomena resulting non-supply.
Committie will also look on to the recommendations by Mr. P.D Rai, Member of Parliament from Sikkim. In his recommendations to committee MP proposed IOC to set up a second plant at Melli which will cater to the need of South/West Sikkim in future. MP also recommended reviewing the quota of LPG cylinder for Sikkim as lot many people working on many projects in the state also constitute in the total population using LPG. Storage facility at plant waiting for technical assistance and commissioning should be expedited is also proposed.