Chandigarh has been declared kerosene free, from April 1, 2016, with no further distribution of subsidised kerosene in the city.
The Ministry had decided to facilitate the switchover of households currently using kerosene oil to LPG. Oil marketing companies and Chandigarh administration had organised camps to provide hassle free LPG connections.
Deposit free LPG connections were provided to below poverty line households and interest free loan scheme was launched for above poverty line households. An IEC campaign in the form of distribution of pamphlets and radio jingles was done to create awareness among the masses.
During this campaign, a total of 15,249 LPG connections were provided in Chandigarh city, including 1,574 for BPL households.