KARIMNAGAR, JULY 21, 2023: The Karimnagar District Cooperative Central Bank (DCCB) has begun the process of converting the existing bulk consumer pumps into retail outlets in coordination with Bharath Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
Following the request made by Primary agricultural cooperative societies (PACS), the Union Ministry of Cooperative have announced existing PACS having wholesale petrol and diesel dealership licence will be given one-time option to convert their bulk consumer pumps into retail outlets. The Ministry also said PACS will also be given priority in the allotment of new petrol and diesel dealerships to strengthen the cooperative movement in the country. A total of 17 consumer pumps would be converted into retail outlets in the integrated Karimnagar district by the PACS.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Konduru Ravinder Rao, chairman of NAFSCOB, TSCAB and Karimnagar DCCB, thanked the Union Ministry for converting the consumer pumps into retail outlets to strengthen the cooperatives and transform them as one-stop centres. Along with this, the Ministry had also entered into an agreement with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, NABARD and CSC e-governance services India limited to provide more than 300 e-services of CSCs to the general public in the rural areas. He informed the PACS to utilize the services of converting consumer pumps into retail outlets as per the BPCL norms within one month period.
BPCL Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state head Achman Trehan informed the PACS to strictly adhere to the BPCL norms in converting the existing pumps into retail outlets within one month. He said that they would also sanction petrol outlet for the consumer pumps presently having only diesel outlets. He also informed the PACS to increase their profits by selling more than 100 and 120 Kilo litres of fuel per month to get good commission at the rate of Rs 3 per litre.
BPCL Nizamabad Territory head Ramesh Kumar explained the changes to be made for the existing consumer pumps into retail outlets with 30 meters width facing the road and 25 meters depth. He said that the land should be registered in the name of PACS only and added that NOC from PESO (petrol explosives safety organization) should be in the name of BPCL. He said the DCCB should take measures for the issuance of NOC by the respective Collectors in favour of BPCL.
He also informed the PACS to provide free air and toilets to the consumers at the retail outlets without fail. Besides, he also informed them to go in for solar power panels to save fossil fuel energy and earn income through net meter and provide uninterrupted power supply by keeping the generator set. The BPCL authorities also empowered the PACS chairpersons and the Secretaries about various rules and regulations for setting up retail outlets. CEO N Satyanarayana Rao, PACS development centre resource person G Satyanarayana and others were also present.