Thursday, September 8, 2011

India All Set to Launch Fibre Glass LPG Cylinders

New Delhi (ABC Live): India all set to launch Fibre Glass LPG Cylinders.

The Government has advised Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies to call for a global expression of interest to set up facilities for manufacturing of composite cylinders (fibre glass) domestically.
These cylinders are proposed to be introduced (in select markets ) as a separate package and not as replacement of existing steel cylinders.

The composite cylinder being translucent, the level of LPG present would be visible in these cylinders, thereby improving customer’s satisfaction about the quantity of LPG contained in cylinders.
Handling of these cylinders would be easier as they will be lighter in weight than steel cylinders.

The fibre glass cylinders are in use in different countries and are found to be as safe as steel cylinders and there is no compromise on safety.
The cylinders are proposed to be put into circulation only after due approval of Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas R.P.N. Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Law Commission Asks Public Response on Amendment of IPC Section 498-A

New Delhi (ABC Live): Indian Government is working to amend Section 498-A of Indian Penal Code, which relates to a ‘husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.

On Consultation Paper-Cum-Questionnaire Regarding Section 498-A of Indian Penal Code Government says that as per the information received from the Law Commission of India, the Law Commission has taken up the study of various aspects of Section 498-A of Indian Penal Code and has prepared a Consultation Paper-cum-Questionnaire regarding this Section of Indian Penal Code and circulated to all concerned to elicit views thereon.

Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the Law Commission has received a large number of responses from various quarters and the same are being examined by them. As far as compoundability of the offence is concerned, the report of the Law Commission is not finalized.