The Delhi government gave some relief to the people living below poverty line from the Centre’s decision of curtailing number of subsidised LPG cylinder. The city government on Monday decided to provide nine subsidised LPG cylinders instead of six to the BPL people of the city.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting presided by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Around 3.5 lakh beneficiaries who are under the government’s scheme of “kerosene free Delhi” can avail nine subsidised cylinders in one year. “Our government is committed to safeguarding the interests of common man. It has once again taken a significant decision to provide relief to the poor families by mitigating the effects of inflation as far as cooking gas is concerned,” Ms Dikshit told reporters here.