Itanagar: A day after Congress asked chief ministers of Congress-ruled states to raise number of subsidised cylinders from the proposed six to nine for each household in a year, Arunachal Pradesh government on Thursday said it will provide three LPG cylinders on subsidised rates to people of the state.
This move would benefit 1,88,627 LPG consumers in the state, official sources said here today.
Subsidy amounting to Rs 360 per LPG cylinder would be granted and total financial implication for the state government would be Rs 20.38 crore annually.
Declaring this as a major relief to the citizens of the state, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki reiterated the commitment of his government as well as the UPA government at the Centre towards welfare of the `aam aadmi` and providing maximum relief to them, sources said.
Yesterday, Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi had told reporters in New Delhi, "The party has decided that our chief ministers in the Congress-ruled states will provide nine subsidised cylinders annually to each household."
Tuki also announced that his government has persuaded IOC to launch the Rajiv Gandhi LPG Vitrak Scheme to cover all rural areas of the state.