Flood-hit victims in Kerala to get low cost LPG cylinders
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has approved a proposal to replace LPG cylinders, which were lost during the recent floods in Kerala, at a subsidized rate, a statement from the Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons's office said today. Responding to a request made by Alphons, Pradhan said those below the poverty line will be given an LPG connection for Rs. 200.
A regular LPG connection costs Rs. 1,400
Other flood-hit victims in Kerala would be offered the LPG connection at Rs. 1,200, the statement read. A regular LPG connection costs Rs. 1,400. All oil companies have been directed to distribute the connections immediately, the Minister's office said.