Delhi govt to pay for 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders for poor

Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 - 17:31

New Delhi: In a bid to provide relief to economically deprived families, Delhi government on Monday decided to help around 3.5 lakh beneficiaries of `Kerosene Free Dilli` scheme to purchase three more LPG cylinders at subsidised rates.

This move, decided at a meeting of the Delhi cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, will help these families to get three more cylinders on subsidised rate apart from the alloted six cylinders.

The city government would pay the difference between the market price and subsidised price for three cylinders, which would come around Rs 350 per cylinder, to these families.
The decision came three days after the Union Cabinet restricted the supply of cooking gas cylinders at subsidised prices to six per year for a family.


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First Published: Monday, September 17, 2012 - 17:30

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