Get Aadhar card by August this year to avoid losing LPG subsidy

Get Aadhar card by Aug this year to avoid losing LPG subsidy
Domestic LPG customers in 20 districts will have to get their Aadhar card made and linked with the bank account by August this year to avail the subsidy on nine cylinders. Read how to get Aadhar Card?

The Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, addressing a press conference, said aadhar number and its seeding with the bank account is a part of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for LPG customers and to continue receiving those benefits, they will have to get the exercise completed within three months, starting from June 1.

He said all LPG consumers would get an advance in their bank account as soon as they book the first subsidize cylinder even before delivery, so that they don't feel the burden when they purchase the first cylinder at market rate.

On the day of receiving for first cylinder, government will credit the subsidy again in bank account of customer for the purchase of the next cylinder at the market rate.

Currently, there is 89 per cent Aadhar penetration with just half of them linked to bank accounts in these 20 districts where LPG data base stands at 75 lakh consumers.

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Story first published: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 9:30 [IST]
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