New Delhi: Domestic cooking gas consumers in Delhi and Mumbai will from tomorrow get cash subsidy for buying cooking gas refills as the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme will be extended to 105 more districts.
Under the scheme, which till now has been rolled out in 184 districts in 18 states, cooking gas consumers will get Rs 435 advance money in their bank accounts so as to help them purchase a 14.2-kg LPG cylinder at market price.
Currently, the subsidised LPG cylinder costs Rs 414 while the market price per bottle comes to Rs 1,021.
The moment the refill is bought, the subsidy prevalent on that day will be credited to Aadhaar-linked bank account of LPG consumer for another cylinder.
In all, cash subsidy is provided for nine refills in a year under the Direct Benefit
Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme.