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LPG subsidy: Modified scheme to be in 54 districts from Nov 15


New Delhi (Nov. 6, 2014): The modified direct cash subsidy transfer for LPG consumers will be launched in 54 districts from November 15 and all over the country from January 1.

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has reviewed preparedness for the launch of the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in four of the 54 districts, an official statement said.

The review with district authorities was done through video conference. "During the conference, the officials of the oil marketing companies, nationalised banks were also present along with district authorities," it said.

The Minister laid emphasis on coordination among all the units for effective implementation of the scheme and smooth and flawless receipt of LPG subsidy by consumers in their bank accounts.

Under the scheme, LPG consumers will get cash subsidy in their bank accounts so they can buy a cooking gas cylinder at market price.

Pradhan also discussed the issues pertaining to difficulties in the earlier scheme, the statement said, without elaborating.

This was a second such conference held by the Minister for smooth implementation of the scheme, which is being launched from November 15 2014 in 54 districts and all over the country by January 1 2015, it added.