Friday, June 27, 2008

LPG - Clean fuel for cooking your food!

The United Fruit Company Limited registered in Shillong, India in 1918 has been working of large scale horticulture projects in the North East of India. Since the change in business that took place in the early 70’s the company has been distributing cooking fuel in the form of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to about 10,000 customers in Shillong city and its outskirts.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a mixture of hydrocarbons, which are in gaseous state at ambient temperature and pressure but these are liquefied under pressure for easy storage, handling and transportation in pressurized vessels. It is obtained through Crude Oil refining or from Natural Gas through fractionation. Butane and Propane are the main constituent hydrocarbon's in LPG. Others present in traces or small fractions are Iso-butane, butylene, n-butane, propylene etc.

Indane is available for domestic use in 14.2 Kg capacity cylinders and also in 5 Kg capacity cylinders in select few cities primarily in hilly / rural areas in the country. New LPG Connections are now Available on Demand across the country. In case you do not have an LPG connection from any of the PSU Oil Companies in your name and you have a separate cooking area in your house you can have an Indane domestic connection in your name. For a domestic connection, you can visit your nearest Indane distributor serving your area with a valid proof of residence. Any one of the following documents can be produced for proof of residence:-

· Ration Card
· Electricity Bill
· Telephone Bill
· Passport
· Employer’s Certificate
· Flat allotment / Possession letter
· House registration papers
· LIC policy Voter’s Identity Card
· Rent Receipt
· PAN card issued by the Income Tax department
· Driving License

Accessories/Deposits: The Indane connection will be released to you immediately. However before release of an LPG connection, you should be in possession of an ISI mark Hotplate conforming to IS-4246 and a Rubber Tube conforming to IS- 10908, so that after release of your Indane connection, it may be installed at your residence immediately. For release of your Indane connection you will be required to pay security deposit of Rs 500/- for 14.2 kg Cylinder, Rs 350/- for 5 kg Cylinder and Rs 50/- for Pressure Regulator.

For availing of an LPG connection, a customer should be in possession of an ISI mark hotplate and rubber tube. All Indane distributors do maintain a range of ISI mark hotplates for its ready availability for the prospective customers. However it is not incumbent upon you to purchase it from the distributor only. Incase you have an ISI mark hotplate available with you, the distributor shall check it at your premises against a nominal payment of Rs. 100/-. The distributor has to complete such an inspection within 7 days from the date of such a payment by the customer.