इंडियन आवाज़     04 Mar 2024 09:37:29      انڈین آواز

Cash subsidy to BPL families for kerosene

Talking  to media here the Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy said the scheme will be launched after consulting the State governments. He said his ministry will have discussions with the State governments to evolve a consensus on the issue.

The EGoM on fuel, headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, met Monday  to consider recommendations of a task force on direct transfer of subsidies on kerosene, cooking gas and fertiliser headed by Unique ID Authority Chairman Nandan Nilekani. It has also proposed a mechanism to facilitate direct transfer of subsidies in the bank accounts of beneficiaries. The move will also curb pilferage and leakages.

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