Friday, November 28, 2014

TN CM Panneerselvam urges PM Modi to use rural banks, post offices for cooking gas subsidy

TN CM Panneerselvam urges PM Modi to use rural banks, post offices for cooking gas subsidy

According to Panneerselvam, consumer should be protected from fluctuations in the market price of cooking gas which is linked to international prices.
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address certain deficiencies in the banking infrastructure while implementing the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer to LPG consumers scheme. 

In a letter to Modi, he pointed out that though the scheme required availability of adequate banking infrastructure across the state, people in remote and rural areas may find it difficult to access nationalised bank branches.(MDBTL) 

 "Therefore, in order to deepen penetration in villages, the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies and Post Offices can also be involved in delivering the subsidy, which would reduce the inconvenience. 

"In urban areas, urban co-operative banks can also be involved in the delivery of subsidy," he said and further urged for adequate banking facilities throughout the state. 

The CM said the total amount of subsidy should not be fixed and should be increased as and when the mark .. 

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