CM's nod being awaited for increasing number of LPG cylinders



Mumbai: The Food and Civil Supplies Department is awaiting Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's directives regarding an increase in the number of subsidised LPG cylinders from six to nine.

"We are awaiting the CM's nod and then the department will frame the draft proposal to be introduced in cabinet," food and civil supplies minister Anil Deshmukh said.

After the Centre restricted the number of subsidised LPG cylinders to six, the Congress had asked its state governments to provide three additional subsidised cylinders.

Deshmukh said the financial implications,the category to whom the subsidies should be provided will have to be worked out.

Meanwhile, Chavan reviewed the number of LPG consumers and ration card holders in the state.

The Congress is likely to demand that the proposal for increase in the number of subsidised LPG cylinders be brought up during the next cabinet meeting.

PTI