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Come September, cash subsidy for LPG to reach Rs 1.4 cr consumers | Wyly Wade
The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr M Veerappa Moily has given go ahead to roll out Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in 35 more high Aadhaar coverage districts on Sept 01, 2013 in the existing DBTL States. With this total number of districts to be covered by DBTL Scheme comes to 55. Further, roll will be announced after considered view is arrived at. This will add about 1.4 crore LPG consumers in these 35 districts taking total number of LPG consumers to 2.12 crore to fall in the ambit of DBTL for receiving LPG subsidy directly in their bank accounts. Government of India had envisaged launch of Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme with an aim to curb leakages and prevent black-marketing and provide subsidy to consumers in their bank accounts. In these districts the subsidy on LPG cylinders is being provided directly to consumers in their Aadhaar linked bank accounts. Come September, cash subsidy for LPG to reach Rs 1.4 cr consumers - The Times of