Centre already give 6 cylinders at subsidised rates,Delhi govt move aimed at making city kerosene-free.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday announced that the Delhi government would provide three extra LPG cylinders on subsidised rates to economically weaker families apart from the six such cylinders provided by the Central government.
The decision came after a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet on Monday.
This has been done to mitigate the effects of inflation on the common man in Delhi. The government will release Rs 42 crore every year to meet the difference between the price of subsidised and non-subsidised cylinders, Dikshit said.
The move is aimed at helping more than 3.5 lakh families under the kerosene-free Delhi scheme,launched in August. BPL and Jhuggi Ration Card (JRC) families,and those under the Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) will be covered under the subsidy scheme for three cylinders, Dikshit said.
The subsidy is aimed at implementing the kerosene-free Delhi scheme,under which the senior-most female member of the family receives an amount of Rs 3,049 for an LPG connection,filled LPG cylinder,regulator,security amount,gas stove,tube and LPG connection book.
Last week,the Centre announced that each household will get six cylinders per annum at the subsidised rate of Rs 399,and cylinders beyond that would have to be procured at the market rate of Rs 746 per cylinder.
The Cabinet also approved the purchase of 625 non-AC CNG buses for Rs 330 crore,taking the Delhi Transport Corporation fleet up to 4,406.
The buses will be purchased with maintenance for 7.5 lakh km of 12 years operation at an estimated cost of Rs 52.78 lakh per bus.