Subsidised LPG cylinders: Delhi raises quota to 12 for low income families
The Delhi government move will benefit at least 4 lakh families in the national capital.
It was following a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet that Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced the increased cap. “This will go a long way in making such families comfortable and satisfied as the they would continue to get three additional LPG subsidised cylinders even after the recent decision of the Union government,” Dikshit said. She said when the Union government limited subsidised cylinders to six last year, the Delhi government had decided to provide three extra cylinders.
According to Dikshit, the city government would bear the difference between the cost of three non-subsidised cylinders and subsidised cylinders for families covered under kerosene-free Delhi scheme. “At least 4 lakh BPL, AAY or JRC cardholders eligible for one free filled-in LPG cylinder, LPG gas stove, LPG connection and tube under the kerosene-free Delhi scheme would benefit from this decision,” Dikshit said. She said her government would release an additional amount of Rs 15 crore to facilitate the delivery of the three subsidised cylinders.
The government will bear the cost of subsidy of Rs 350 per cylinder, to meet the difference of cost.
In September, the Union government had decided that each