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Delhi, Mumbai LPG consumers to get cash subsidy from tomorrow

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

PTI PTI Updated on: December 31, 2013 20:08 IST

Official sources said in the last phase of DBTL rollout from tomorrow, 105 districts including nine in Delhi, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Gurgaon in Haryana, Belgaum in Karnataka, Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and Murshidabad in West Bengal would be covered.

So far, 40 million cash transfers to consumer's bank accounts have taken place since the launch of the scheme in June this year.

Over Rs 2,000 crore have been transfered in 184 districts in 18 states providing direct benefits in hands of the consumers.

The scheme was launched in 20 districts on June 1 and was extended to 34 more on September 1.

Only those consumers in these 54 districts who have their LPG consumer number and bank account with Aadhaar number get the cash subsidy, they said.

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