The Centre will launch Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in 20 high Aadhaar coverage districts from June 1.
Announcing the decision to launch the DBTL, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said that 76 lakh customers in 20 districts would get `435 in their bank accounts every time they book an LPG refill.
Moily said consumers who do not have Aadhaar numbers will be given a three month grace period from June and if they fail to get the number by then, they will have to pay market price.
Though the scheme is being launched as a pilot scheme, Moily said that government wanted to extend the scheme to the entire country.
The select 20 districts include Anantpur, Chittoor, East Godavari, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy in Andhra Pradesh, Diu in Daman and Diu, North Goa in Goa, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Mandi, Una in Himachal Pradesh, Mysore and Tumkur in Karnataka, Pathanamthitta and Wayanad in Kerala, Wardha in Maharastra, Pondicherry in Pondicherry, SBS Nagar/ Nawanshahar in Punjab and East Nimar and Harda in Madhya Pradesh. Moily said that as many as 89 per cent of the LPG consuming population in these districts have Aadhaar numbers and of these, 15 pc have already seeded their bank accounts with their UID number.