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Cash for kerosene soon

Delhi may soon become the first city in the country to dole out cash payouts instead of subsidised kerosene to BPL families, a move aimed at controlling widespread pilferage of the fuel. HT reports.

delhi Updated: May 30, 2011 01:05 IST

Delhi may soon become the first city in the country to dole out cash payouts instead of subsidised kerosene to BPL families, a move aimed at controlling widespread pilferage of the fuel.

As per chief minister Sheila Dikshit's proposal, cash equivalent of monthly kerosene subsidy will be directly transferred to the bank account of the woman head of the family.

A BPL family is likely to get around R400 as monthly cash payouts instead of subsidised kerosene if the proposal originally mooted by the Planning Commission goes through.

The city government is currently holding discussions with the Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas and a final decision on the issue is expected next month.