Kerosene Quota

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Fol­low­ing Delhi and Chandi­garh, Ben­galuru, the cap­i­tal of Kar­nataka, is go­ing to be­come the third 'kerosene-free' city in In­dia. The Kar­nataka gov­ern­ment is pro­vid­ing cylin­ders of liq­ue­fied pe­tro­leum gas (LPG) to be­low poverty line (BPL) house­holds, which use kerosene oil ow­ing to in­suf­fi­cient LPG sup­ply. Cur­rently, some 15 per cent house­holds in Ben­galuru and nearly 35 per cent fam­i­lies in Kar­nataka rely on kerosene. The Kar­nataka gov­ern­ment has re­duced the kerosene quota to 90,000 kilo­litres against a sanc­tioned quota of 5.09 lakh kilo­litres. This will help the state gov­ern­ment get ad­di­tional funds worth 75 crore ru­pees from the cen­tre.

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