AIZAWL, March 20 � The modified Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG subsidy scheme would be launched in Mizoram next month. Under this scheme, consumers will have to buy cooking gas from LPG distributor/agent at market rates rather than subsidised price.
The Union Government has issued firm instructions that the subsidy will be transferred directly to consumer�s bank accounts as it seeks to end illicit supplies to restaurants, cars and factories, besides slashing the subsidy bill and boosting private investment.
Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently launched the modified Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme. The Scheme has been launched in 54 districts in the first phase. It was extended to the rest of the country on January 1. Originally, the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government had launched the DBTL scheme on June 1, 2013.