No subsidised LPG cylinders for mid-day meal scheme
New Delhi: The Petroleum Ministry has turned down a request of the HRD Ministry to allow supply of subsidised LPG cylinders for the mid-day meal programme.
“The request of the HRD Ministry has not been agreed to,” said Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, he said the Petroleum Ministry has advised that the additional burden could be compensated to the HRD Ministry through the budgetary provision for mid-day meal scheme.
The cap on LPG cylinders will put an additional burden of Rs 653 crore on the scheme.
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