Finance Minister Jayant Patil said on Monday no decision had been taken yet on nine subsidised cylinders per household per year. While the Union government has capped the number of subsidised LPG cylinders to six per household a year,the state was mulling to increase the number to nine for Below Poverty Line families.
He said the department concerned was yet to draft a final proposal on the issue. Patil was in the city to check the eco-village programme. Addressing the media, he said,When the proposal is presented before the Cabinet we will take an appropriate decision. After the decision,the government will make required arrangements.
Patil said he had a discussion with the department concerned which is preparing a proposal.
Earlier,Congress president Sonia Gandhi had said that all Congress-led governments will provide nine subsidised cylinders. However,according to government officials,it was decided that the state will get only six subsidised cylinders while three extra cylinders will be for BPL persons.