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Delhi became first kerosene-free city in India

Jun 17, 2014 11:11 IST

Delhi Government on 16 June 2014 announced that Delhi has become the first kerosene-free city in the country. This feat was achieved after implementation of the Delhi: A Kerosene-Free Scheme launched in 2012 under which no subsidized kerosene were being issued in Delhi.

About Delhi: A Kerosene-Free Scheme 2012

imageDelhi: A Kerosene-Free Scheme 2012 was launched on 21 August 2012 in collaboration of three Oil Marketing Companies and Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for which Delhi Government had incurred an expenditure of 62 core rupees.

Under the scheme people holding Juggi Ration Card (JRC), Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Antodaya Ann Yojana (AAY) were provided free gas connection along with LPG filled cylinder, two burner gas stove, regulator and suraksha pipe. The LPG kit were only given to those persons who were using kerosene oil for cooking. Besides, the paper of LPG connection was given to the senior most female member of the family of these ration card holders.

The financial budget of the scheme was 108.76 crore rupees of which 22.75 crore was borne by the Union government and 85.91 crore rupees by the Delhi Government. But those who already had LPG connection were not eligible for the benefits of the scheme.

Now any person indulged in kerosene oil trade is liable for prosecution under Essential Commodities Act 1955 and Delhi Kerosene Oil Control Order 1962. The compliant can be registered in this regard on helpline number 1967.

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