What to study?
For prelims and mains: key features and significance of the scheme.
Context: Estimated savings/benefits of Rs. 59,599 crore upto March, 2019 under ‘PAHAL’ scheme.
Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh (PaHaL) scheme:
- Aims to reduce diversion and eliminate duplicate or bogus LPG connections.
- Under PaHaL, LPG cylinders are sold at market rates and entitled consumers get the subsidy directly into their bank accounts.