KOCHI: The Kerala State Petroleum Traders Association has decided to provide special facilities at petrol bunks to promote the Central Government’s ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’ and ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’.
Association secretary M M Basheer said that around 1,200 petrol bunks in the State would be promoting the projects. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Association members held the other day. The Association is affiliated to the Federation of All-India Petroleum Traders.
According to Basheer, the Jan Dhan Yojana was initiated to provide bank accounts to all Indian citizens. “We will provide space at every petrol bunk for setting up mobile outlets of banks, where the public can start accounts.
Outlets of all the nationalised banks will start functioning at the petrol bunks,” he said. Under the Swach Bharat Abhiyan project, the toilets at the petrol bunks will be opened to the general public. “Now, most of the petrol bunks allow only customers to use toilets. Once the Swach Bharat Abhiyan project is launched, everyone would be allowed to use the toilets.
Following an appeal from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the petrol bunk operators under the Association have decided to purchase LPG cylinders without government subsidy.