As reported by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas- Kisan Seva Kendras (KSKs) are rural retail outlets of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) where all customers who come for refueling are serviced. As per market requirement, Indian Oil Corporation Limited Kisan Seva Kendras (IOCL KSKs) also provide allied facilities like Micro ATM, Convenience Store, Fertilizers/Pesticides, farm equipments etc. depending upon the buying habits and preference of the local rural customers.
The number of such Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Kisan Seva Kendras (rural retail outlets) operating in the country as on 01.10.2019 is 8044. Further, IOCL has advertised 13827 number of KSK locations during the last advertisement issued in Nov/Dec’ 2018.
The number of staff deployed at retail outlets depends on various factors like type of market (urban/rural/Metro), nature of clientele (2/3W/Car/Commercial vehicles), number of dispensing units installed, the Retail Outlets (RO) working hours, number of shifts etc. Moreover, the deployment of manpower at retail outlets is being done by the dealers.
This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.