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Subsidy on LPG cylinder through DBT from Oct 1

City residents who are yet to enroll themselves for Aadhaar cards,will now get their cooking gas cylinder without a subsidy

City residents who are yet to enroll themselves for Aadhaar cards,will now get their cooking gas cylinder without a subsidy.

Come October 1 and subsidy on the LPG cylinder would be transferred through direct benefit transfer(DBT) to the consumer’s bank account. LPG consumers need to get their Aadhaar number linked to their LPG connection and the bank account to continue to avail off the subsidy on the nine cylinders per year.

More than two lakh LPG connections are availed by the residents in the city. “Around 48 per cent connections from our comapny have been seeded with the Aadhaar number and a further 15 per cent with the bank accounts” said an official from Hindustan Petroleum (HP). After the launch of the DBT-L (DBT for LPG) scheme,the gas cylinder would be provided at market price.

“A grace period of three months (starting from October 1) will be given to the consumers for seeding their bank accounts to their Aadhaar linked LPG connection and by January 1 it would be mandatory to get the cooking gas subsidy through Aadhaar” said sources from the Unique Identification Authority of India.

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While the LPG providers,Indian Oil,Bharat Petroleum and HP would be pulling up their socks to generate more awareness about the scheme UIDAI has enrolled around 95 percent of the UT’s residents for Aadhaar.

The launch of the scheme in the UT is part of the third Phase of the DBT-L scheme. It has already been launched in 54 districts in the country. The first phase was launched on June 1 covering 34 districts and the second phase on September 1 covering 34 distrcits. The Centre plans to cover 269 districts under DBT-L by January 1.