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Extension of PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme, 2002 and Freight Subsidy (for Far flung Areas) Scheme, 2002

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to extend the PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme, 2002 and Freight Subsidy (for far-flung areas) Scheme, 2002 for a period of one year that is up to 31st March, 2015.

The approval will help in reducing the under-recovery of the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs).

The Government was providing a subsidy of Rs.22.58 per 14.2 kg. LPG cylinder and Rs.0.82 per litre on PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme, 2002. Besides, freight subsidy was also being provided to PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG consumers in far-flung areas under the Freight Subsidy (for far-flung areas) Scheme, 2002. These two schemes ended on 31st March, 2014.

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