The Delhi Government on 21 January 2013 announced that the BPL cardholders as well as the other marginalised sections would now get 12 subsidised LPG cylinders instead of 9.
The decision of the state government is a part of its kerosene-free programme. In its decision which was taken at the cabinet meeting, the officials declared that the Antyodya and Jhuggi Ration Card (JRC) cardholders as well as the BPL would not enjoy three other subsidised cylinders apart from the current limit of 9.
The cost of the subsidy, i.e., 350 Rupees would be borne by the government in order to adjust the difference between the non-susidised as well as subsidised cylinders. It was additionally declared that the Government of Delhi would discharge 15 crore Rupees in order to ensure that delivery of three extra subsidised cylinders is done.
In November 2012, the Delhi Government had decided to facilitate nine subsidised LPG cylinders in a year to 3.56 lakh poor families which are identified under the kerosene-free Delhi scheme.
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