As per the scheme finalised by a meeting of Delhi Cabinet, government will provide each of the 3,56,395 families, which are getting subsidised kerosene, a filled LPG cylinder, regulator, an ISI-marked gas stove having two burners and a rubber tube.
The scheme, which will be formally launched on August 15, was first conceived as subsidised kerosene often does not reach the intended beneficiaries and ends up in the black market.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, while presenting the annual budget in the Assembly on May 28, had announced the ambitious scheme and the cabinet today finalised the nitty gritty.
In her budget speech, Dikshit had announced providing cash subsidy of Rs 2,000 to each of the beneficiary families to buy the cylinder, regulator and gas stove. However, the Cabinet today decided to provide the cylinder, regulator and gas stove directly to the families.
All the families covered under BPL and Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) will come under the scheme besides those residing in Jhuggi Jhopri relocation colonies.
All the BPL and AAY families are presently eligible to get 12.5 litres of kerosene oil every month at Rs 14.83 per litre against the market rate of Rs 27 to Rs 30. MORE