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NEW DELHI: Delhi is all set to become the first kerosene-free city in the country with the city government Wednesday finalising a programme under which poor families will be provided Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connection.
The government will provide each of the families, which are getting subsidised kerosene, a filled LPG cylinder, regulator, an ISI-marked gas stove having two burners and a rubber tube.
The scheme, which will be formally launched on Aug 15, was first conceived as subsidised kerosene often does not reach the intended beneficiaries and ends up in the black market.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, while presenting the annual budget in the Assembly on May 28, had announced the ambitious scheme and the cabinet Wednesday finalised the nitty gritty.
In her budget speech, Dikshit had announced providing cash subsidy of Rs2,000 (RM112.84) to each of the beneficiary families to buy the cylinder, regulator and gas stove.
However, the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to provide the cylinder, regulator and gas stove directly to the families. -- BERNAMA