Union Petroleum ministry launched LPG schemes for benefitting BPL families

The Union Petroleum Ministry launched the sale of subsidised 5 kg cooking gas cylinders to benefit Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, students and migrant labourers.

Created On: Jan 6, 2015 12:00 IST

The Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on 5 January 2015 launched the sale of subsidised 5 kg cooking gas cylinders under Free Trade LPG (FTL) Scheme to benefit Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, students and migrant labourers.

Under the facility, BPL families will get 500 rupees subsidy while purchasing 5kg cylinder. Those who do not have address proof due to acquiring residence on temporary basis can buy 5 Kg LPG cylinder at market price.

The 5 Kg LPG cylinders will be available at 9 retail outlets in Bhubaneswar and at 4 retail outlets in Cuttack. Subsequently, the sale of cylinder under FTL scheme is proposed at various locations of Udyan Fresh outlets in Bhubaneswar.

The scheme is aimed at increasing the usage of LPG, a cleaner cooking fuel, by households.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Scheme
The Union Petroleum Ministry also launched the expanded Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Scheme to cover BPL families living in urban areas. Under the scheme, all BPL families will be getting LPG connection without paying the security deposit for cylinder and pressure regulator.

The scheme provides concession of 1600 rupees to BPL families. The move is aimed to make cooking gas easily available to consumers.

The scheme is available upto 31 March 2015.

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