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Jharkhand becomes first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene

ANI  |  Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India] 

has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene.

The scheme is being implemented in four identified districts of the State from October 1. These districts are Chatra, Hazaribagh, Khunti and Jamtara.

In a statement, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry said that under the DBT Scheme, PDS kerosene is being sold at non-subsidised price and the subsidy is being transferred to consumers directly into their bank accounts.

This initiative is aimed at rationalising subsidy and plugging the leakages.

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First Published: Tue, October 04 2016. 08:24 IST