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Telangana government issues orders sanctioning ‘Mahalaxmi’ scheme for supply of LPG cylinder at Rs 500 per refill

HYDERABAD, FEBRUARY 27, 2024: The Telangana state government issued orders sanctioning ‘Mahalaxmi’ scheme for supply of LPG domestic cylinder at a subsidized rate of Rs 500 per refill to the white ration card (food security card) holders in the state.

In a GO Ms No 2, dated February 27, 2024, the government said during the Praja Palana village wise meetings have been conducted from 28.12.2023 to 06.01.2024 and applications have been collected from the applicants for “Mahalaxmi” Scheme for subsidized LPG benefit.

The scheme will come into effect immediately. Modalities to be implemented shall be as hereunder; objective of the scheme is women empowerment and providing them with smoke-free cooking medium. The eligibility criteria include; They should have applied for subsidized cylinder through Praja Palana application. They should be White Ration Card (FSC) holders in Telangana.  They should have active domestic LPG connection in their name. The LPG cylinders, which can be availed by the Consumers will be limited to average of their last three (3) years consumption of Cylinders, for that household.

The State Government will transfer the required amount, in advance, to the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), on a monthly basis. The OMCs will transfer the subsidy amount by direct benefit transfer to the beneficiaries. This method of release of subsidy is on pilot basis and Civil Supplies Department and Finance Department shall explore and come up with model for delivery of cylinder on payment of Rs.500/- only.

The District Collectors shall monitor that proper awareness/publicity is given on the above scheme ensuring that eligible White Ration Card (FSC) holders with active LPG connections are benefited from the Mahalaxmi LPG Scheme. The District Collectors shall also issue instructions to the field level functionaries to monitor the supply of LPG refills to the eligible LPG beneficiaries under this Scheme.  Further, District Collectors shall arrange the opening of the Counters for Registration, verification and updation of the data of beneficiaries, who may approach for the same.


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