Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
18-November-2010 16:40 IST
Allocation of Kerosene
Allocation of Public Distribution System (PDS) Kerosene is made by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to different States/UTs on a quarterly basis for distribution under PDS for cooking and illumination only. Further distribution within the States/UTs through their PDS network is the responsibility of the concerned States/UTs. However, as per clause 3(1) of PDS SKO control order, 1993the State Governments may be specific order permits any person to use Kerosene other than cooking and illumination including fishing purposes. This was stated by the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Jitin Prasada in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

Shri Prasada further said that at present, there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to provide subsidy on Kerosene being provided as fuel to small-scale industries.