Assam: More than two crore LPG consumers join PAHAL scheme

Assam: More than two crore LPG consumers join PAHAL scheme

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-23 09:49 Guwahati: In Assam, more than two crore LPG consumers have joined the ambitious PAHAL scheme which was introduced in the state from January 1 last year. The unique PAHAL Yojna or Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG subsidy launched by the Centre, covers around 80 per cent LPG consumers in the Assam. Under the scheme, consumers sold LPG cylinders on market rate and get subsidy in their bank accounts. Around two crore 90 thousand consumers of Assam have enrolled in the PAHAL scheme till date. "I am very thankful to the government because this is not just a subsidy scheme but it is a saving scheme for me. Every month, I am saving sufficient amounts in my bank account through subsidy. These savings will extremely helpful during any emergency," One of the recipients of scheme Manisha Deb said Deputy Manager, LPG (sales) in Indian Oil Corporation, S Biswas said that around four hundred sixty seven crore rupees have been distributed under this scheme as subsidy by central government till date. (ANI)