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Direct Benefit Transfer for Odisha LPG consumers from April

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16:

Implementation of theDirect Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for LPG consumers in Odisha would begin from April next year.

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However, instead of the earlier provision of Aadhar Card registration, the consumers, as per the revised decision of the Centre, will now have to register their bank account number with the concerned LPG distributor.

The first high-level meeting to this effect would be held here on November 24.

The meeting, to be presided over by the secretary, Food Supply and Consumer Welfare, would be attended by senior state government and UCO Bank officials and officials of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Bharat Gas.

The meeting would discuss development of a software for registration of bank account details to facilitate subsidy to the consumers.

Sources in the state Food Supply and Consumer Welfare department said there are a total of 23,87,592 LPG consumers in Odisha of which the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has 9,96,223 consumers. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and Bharat Gas have 8,18,663  and 5,72,706 consumers respectively.

As per the decision taken by the state government, consumers will have to register their bank account number with the concerned LPG dealer. At the time of procuring the gas cylinder, the consumers will have to pay market price of the gas to the dealer who will deposit the subsidy amount in the bank account of the consumers within seven days.

Steps would be taken to deposit the subsidy amount in the bank account within 24 hours of the delivery of gas cyclinder, a senior official said.

While Khordha district has the highest number LPG consumers with 3,68,445, Brahampur has 2,91,543 and Cuttack 2,57,825 consumers respectively.

Boudh district has the lowest number of LPG consumers with only 6,819, sources in the department said.

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  1. We Indians have no regards for Indian economy and we do not want to move in right direction. We love to adopt wrong path in every walk of life. LPG cylinder costs Rs 900 to nation and half of it in forex. 15 liters of kerosene needed for a month costs the nation Rs 750 and 60% of it in forex. Same energy we can get from solar cooker and water heater in Rs 50 only as my 2009 model solar cooker of Rs 2000 will save 40 cylinders in 10 years of its life. From coal in Rs 50 only as 30 kg of coal sold by coal India in Rs 50 we can get 210000 k cal energy almost equal to a cylinder of LPG. Infinite waste is free should be used as bio gas. 90 units of induction electricity of Rs 180 in CG and 540 in my MP gives energy equal to one cylinder of LPG. Fasting, germinated foods, moistened food is free substitutes of LPG and kerosene, efficient cooking no one opts for. But we want to stick to LPG and kerosene even after knowing these facts. So I once again request every Indian to use, develop and promote cheap, Indian , infinite , unsubsidized and good substitutes of opposite types of stuffs , services , commodities and deeds to solve all problems of this poorest and most uncaring nation . My solar cooker is dehydrating 4 pieces of some vegetable and will make dal chaanval in afternoon. Thank you.

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