The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, M. Veerappa Moily launched the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme in 18 districts on 1 June 2013 at Tumkur near Bangalore. The scheme was also flagged off by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Kiran Kumar Reddy.
DBTL Scheme became operational in 18 districts of India. Now, the subsidy on LPG cylinders in the districts would be provided directly to consumers in their Aadhar linked bank accounts. More than 67 lakh LPG consumers in 18 districts of India will enjoy the benefits of DBTL Scheme.
The LPG consumers, who have not linked their Aadhaar number to LPG consumer number, will get a grace period of three month from the date of launch of this scheme. During the tenure, these consumers will get the LPG cylinders at subsidized rate, up to the cap of 9 cylinders.
After end of the grace period (1 September 2013), LPG cylinders will be sold to all domestic LPG consumers at market price. However, the subsidy will be transferred to only those who have linked Aadhaar number to LPG consumer number and Bank account.
The 18 districts covered under the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme are:
• East Godavari
• Ranga Reddy
• North Goa
• SBS Nagar / Nawanshahar
• East Nimar (Khandwa)