Spice Gas LPG bottling plant Credit: EastMojo image

Aizawl: Mizoram will soon have three new gas bottling plants to solve the LPG crisis in the state.

State food civil supplies and consumer affairs minister K Lalrinliana on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for three Spice Gas bottling plants to be installed in different parts of the state in a function held at Tavern Guest House in Chaltlang locality of Aizawl.

The proposed gas bottling plants would be installed at Pawihchhek, Muallungthu near Aizawl and Phunchawngzawl in south Mizoram’s Champhai district.

Laying the foundation stone, Lalrinliana thanked Spice Gas for undertaking a milestone project to install gas bottling plants to solve cooking gas crisis in the state.

Terming the proposed gas bottling plants as a milestone for the state, the minister said that they would benefit the people. He said that Mizoram has often faced cooking gas crisis due to lack of gas bottling plant.

Mizoram is currently fed by only two gas bottling plants — one from Borkhora in Assam and the other at Mualkhang near Aizawl.

He expressed hope that supply of LPG would increase after the completion of the new bottling plants. The project is scheduled to be completed by August this year. It is designed to have 2x20MT capacity and feed 6,000 cylinders in a day. The project is also expected to generate at least 300 jobs.

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