Hike in gas security deposit to be shared on equal basis

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Nov 20, 2012 23:36 IST

Union petroleum minister Veerapa Moily has resolved the issue related to sharing of enhanced part of gas cylinders security deposit in respect of the beneficiaries under the Kerosene-free Delhi Scheme.

The resolution came  after intervention by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. 

The Union petroleum ministry on Tuesday conveyed the approval to share the increased cost of security deposit of Rs. 200 on 14.2kg LPG cylinder on an equal basis, as decided earlier for implementation of the scheme.

Now of the Rs. 1,600 security deposit, Rs. 800 would be borne by the Delhi government while the rest by the oil marketing companies from their scheme.

 

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