Govt proposes to provide direct cash subsidy on LPG

Under the direct benefit transfer scheme, the government has decided to transfer the cooking gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) subsidy direct in cash, finance minister, P Chidambaram told media.

Chidambaram while addressing media said that he would soon meet petroleum minister Veerappa Moily to have words on the aforesaid proposal.

The proposal which is yet to be worked out consists of the scheme to provide subsidy to the beneficiaries for one cylinder in advance .

"Money will be directly given to the consumer once we have a record that he has bought a cylinder. It is possible that we may give him an advance on one cylinder so that he does not have bear it out of his pocket," finance minister, P Chidambaram told media.

Moreover, the scheme is introduced in 121 districts and would further be launched across the country by the end of the current fiscal year.

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Story first published: Monday, April 8, 2013, 13:30 [IST]
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