Delhi is set to become the first kerosene-free city in the country with the government all geared up to launch an ambitious scheme on Tuesday under which 3.56 lakh households will get LPG cylinder and a gas stove free
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will distribute the cylinders and stove to 200 beneficiaries.
All the families covered under Below Poverty Line (BPL), Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) and Jhuggi Ration Card (JRC) schemes will benefit from the move.
At present, all the BPL and AAY families get 12.5 litres of kerosene every month at Rs.14.83 per litre against the market rate of Rs.27 to Rs.30.
Dikshit had announced the scheme in her budget speech after the government came to a conclusion that subsidized kerosene does not reach intended beneficiaries and often ends up in the black market. (ANI)