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Chennai Behind Other Dists as DBTL Seeding Gathers Pace

Published: 21st December 2014 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2014 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Registrations for the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL), to be rolled out from the New Year, have gathered steam in the past few days, said Oil Company officials. However, Chennai continues to lag behind neighbouring districts like Kancheepuram in total number of completed registrations.

According to official figures, the total number of Cash Transfer Compliant (CTC) customers (those who are registered in the system) in Chennai was 11 per cent as on Friday evening, lower than the State average of 17 per cent.

Based on areas where DBTL seeding has been low, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has announced special Sunday camps in 12 different locations. A majority of the camps are scheduled in places on the outskirts of Chennai city in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur district.

“We held a camp in Nanganallur on Saturday where only 700 forms were received. The response is better in suburban and rural areas than urban locations,” an IOC official said.

Among IOCL consumers, neighboring Kancheepuram (24), Tiruvallur (20), Vellore (37) and Thiruvannamalai (31) were ahead of Chennai (19). The average number of consumers registered by IOCL so far was slightly lesser than Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), another oil company official said.

The State average for daily DBTL registrations is around 2.5 per cent, while trends for Chennai show an average of 2.7 per cent.

“Currently many banks have not yet started the process of seeding from their portals. Once that happens, the figures for Chennai and Tamil Nadu would increase rapidly,” the IOC official said.

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