Direct cash transfer not easy to implement: Oil Secy

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The scheme involves government transferring cash subsidy of Rs 520.50 in bank accounts of LPG consumers. (Reuters) The scheme involves government transferring cash subsidy of Rs 520.50 in bank accounts of LPG consumers. (Reuters)
SummaryThe government has identified 51 districts for the rollout of the scheme in the first phase beginning January 1.

Absence of bank branches in key locations in the districts is one of the reasons for the beneficiaries not having bank accounts.

Also, before issuing LPG subsidy, consumers who hold more than one LPG connection would have to be identified.

While it is possible to identify consumers with more than one connection with the same oil company, it is difficult to trace ones who have multiple connections from different companies.

The government had in September decided to restrict supply of subsidised LPG to 6 cylinders per household in a year. Any requirement above that would have to be purchased at market price.

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