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New Delhi(PTI): Taking the corporate social responsibility of oil companies forward, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced the launch and sale of subsidised five kilogram LPG cylinders for below poverty line ( BPL) families and others in urban areas.
The service was launched at a function in the Salia Sahi slum area of Bhubaneswar on Monday.
Pradhan also announced the Centre’s plan to introduce smaller cooking gas cylinders weighing even one and two kgs.
The facility is a part of the welfare programmes being undertaken by the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government.
LPG was described by Pradhan as being a cleaner fuel that helps to create a better and smoke less cooking environment and help women to have better health.
Under the pilot scheme, a BPL family would be provided with LPG connection while there would be no requirement of paying security deposit and cost of pressure regulator.
Pradhan encouraged people to take advantage of the scheme which is available till March 31.
He also launched the sale of five kilogram cylinders under the Free Trade LPG Scheme in Odisha state’s capital to cater the requirement for all sections of society.