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NRL’s new LPG Bottling facility to contribute to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana


The earlier semi-automatic carousel system has now been replaced by an electronic carousel system which has less manual involvement and is more advanced in meeting accuracy and stringent quality and quantity parameters.

By PPFI Team

Febuary 07, 2018

The augmented and upgraded LPG Bottling Plant of Numaligarh Refinery Limited located within the premises of its Marketing Terminal in Numaligarh was inaugurated by MD, NRL, Mr. S.K. Barua in presence of Director (Technical) Mr. B. J. Phukan and other senior officials of the Company on February 6, 2018. 


With augmentation of its LPG bottling facility from 10 to 42 TMTPA, NRL would be now be able to contribute significantly towards Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

The flagship scheme of the Govt. of India, launched in May 2016, endeavours to provide clean fuel by way of LPG cylinders to BPL households and improve health of women through smokeless kitchens. Two neighbouring villages situated in NRL’s vicinity viz. Napathar and Gandhigaon have already been transformed into ‘smokeless villages’ by the Company under its CSR programme in consonance with the scheme.


Under PMUY launched by Hon’ble PM of India, Shri Narendra Modi in May 2016, 5 Crore free LPG connections is targeted to be distributed across the country to BPL families in 3 years, out of which more than 3 Crore connections have already been distributed. The scheme has been launched in Assam in May 2017 and more than 2 lakh connections out of planned 30 lakh connections have been provided.

NRL has modernized its LPG Bottling Plant with capacity augmentation from 10 to 42 TMTPA. The earlier semi-automatic carousel system has now been replaced by an electronic carousel system which has less manual involvement and is more advanced in meeting accuracy and stringent quality and quantity parameters. The new electronic carousel system with 24 filling heads has a design capacity of 1570- 1800 cylinders (of 14.2 kg) per hour as compared to 750 cylinders (of 14.2 kg) per hour in the earlier semi-automatic carousel with 12 filling heads. The Company will be able to bottle around 42 TMT of LPG annually by operating in a single shift and 84 TMT in double shift. The annual LPG production of the Refinery has been to the tune of 54 TMT.


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