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    Delhi becomes first kerosene-free city in India

    June 17, 2014

    The Delhi Government announced Tuesday that the national capital has become the first 'kerosene-free-city' in the country.

    The Indian Government implemented   'A kerosene-free-city scheme  in Delhi in 2012 in collaboration with the three Oil Marketing Companies and Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas incurring an expenditure of Rs.62 crores.

     

    Thereafter no subsidised kerosene is being issued in the national capital thus saving Rs.200 crores every year.  Earlier Delhi got about 53,000 kilolitre of kerosene oil every year and was issued to eligible households at a subsidised rate.

     

    According to Yadav Under the scheme, free gas connections along with LPG filled cylinders, two burner gas stove, regulator and suraksha pipe were issued to the  ration card holders who were using kerosene oil for cooking. A total 3.56 lakhs of such ration card holders could benefit from the scheme but those families which already had an LPG connection were not eligible under it.

     

    This step would help in environment conservation as no toxic fumes would emanate from burning the oil, lesser possibility of adulteration in petrol, beneficial impact on air pollution and improvement in the quality of life of people benefited under the scheme besides lesser fire accidents and burn injuries.

     

    Any person indulging in kerosene oil trade is liable for prosecution under Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and Delhi Kerosene Oil Control Order, 1962.(KH/SI)

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