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BPL families in Odisha will get 2 litre of kerosene: Minister


Press Trust of India Bhubaneswar
Odisha government on Wednesday said the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in the state will get 2 litre of kerosene per month instead of 2.5 litre under the public distribution system (PDS) from August.
Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister RP Swain said this while replying to a question in the Assembly.
Swain said the reduced kerosene quota will be implemented from the month of August.
Justifying the state's action of reducing the kerosene to be supplied to BPL families, the minister said the Centre used to provide 20,700 kilolitre of kerosene per month till July but from August the supply will be reduced to 16,384 kilolitre.
Taking into consideration the reduction in kerosene to be supplied by the Centre, each family should get 1.89 litre but still the state government has decided to distribute 2 litre, he said.
The minister said the kerosene is only given under PDS to the families covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
He said all the district collectors have been asked to place demands for additional kerosene to be given to families not covered under the NFSA.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 7:55 PM IST

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