PESO should make security measures for petrol pumps within 30-50 meters of the population: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has directed PESO to prepare a blueprint of safety measures for approving the operation of petrol pumps within 30-50 meters of populated areas. Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) is a subordinate office of the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of the government. It plays an important role in the implementation of the regulatory framework established under the Explosives Act, 1884 and Petroleum Act, 1934. The Commerce and Industry Minister has also announced 80 percent concession to women entrepreneurs and 50 percent concession to MSMEs in the license fee given by PESO.

Goyal held a meeting with representatives of petroleum, explosives, fireworks and other related industries on Wednesday to increase efficiency in the functioning of PESO. He made these announcements in the same meeting. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement on Thursday, “Goyal has asked PESO to prepare guidelines to prepare a blueprint of security measures so that petrol pumps can be allowed to operate even within 30-50 meters of populated areas.

PESO has been asked to do this work in consultation with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Along with this, the minister said that QR code for gas cylinders has been included in the draft of Gas Cylinder Rules (GCR) and the final notification will be issued soon. He also said that a committee will be formed to look into the possibility of giving licenses for explosives, transportation and manufacturing for 10 years. Apart from explosives, all other licenses are given for a period of 10 years. Petrol pump licenses are issued under Form 14 of Petroleum Rules, 2002, while licenses for CNG distribution facilities at petrol pumps are issued under Form G of Gas Cylinder Rules.

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