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Government of Meghalaya
Food Civil Suplies and Consumer Affairs Department

Superior Kerosene Oil

Superior Kerosene Oil is one of the Commodities under the Public Distribution System. In order to ensure the availability of this Commodity to the Consumers at affordable prices, Government of India makes allocation to the State for distribution to the general Consumers through P.D.S. regularly. The Superior Kerosene Oil under P.D.S. is Blue - dyed in Colour. This is done in order to differentiate the P.D.S. Kerosene from the Open Market Kerosene which is white in colour and much higher in prices and thus help in checking the sale of P.D.S. Kerosene in the Open Market. The present Monthly allocation received from Government of India for the Quarter January, 2014 - March, 2014 is 6,492 K.Ls.

The quantity allotted by the Government of India that has been released to the Districts
Districts Total allocation from I.O.C. for
January, 2014 – March, 2014
(in K.L.S.)
Total
January, 2014 February, 2014 March, 2014
01. East Khasi Hills.  924  924  924 2,772
02. West Khasi Hills.  156  144  156  456
03. South West Khasi Hills.  60  72  60  192
04. Ri – Bhoi District.  120  120  120  360
05. West Jaintia Hills.  144  144  144  432
06. East Jaintia Hills.  72  72  72  216
07. West Garo Hills.  336  324  336  996
08. South West Garo Hills.  84  84  84  252
09. East Garo Hills.  108  108  96  312
10. North Garo Hills.  84  84  84  252
11. South Garo Hills.  84  84  84  252
  Total 2172 2160 2160 6,492

With effect from the Month of June, 2010, the I.O.C., has imposed a loading restriction of 12 KL per Superior Kerosene Oil Tanker under its new policy. In order to ensure that the entire allocation received from the Government of India is lifted in full, the Department has reviewed the quota for each District in a manner that it fits the 12 K.L. loading capacity per tanker.

The Retail prices of Superior Kerosene Oil vary from one place to another place and ranges from Rs. 16:15 P per Litre to Rs. 19:00 P per Litre.