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HYDERABAD: The Union Government has sanctioned 104 out of the 605 locations for launching the pilot project, offering kerosene throughout the month. Nationally, the Jana Kerosene Pariyojana has been launched on October 2, marking the Gandhi Jayanthi.

"The main objective of the new scheme is to facilitate supply of kerosene to the consumers throughout the month as against the existing system of supplying it two, three days a month," a Government release said.

Oil companies were expected to spend Rs 700 crore on this scheme. Of this, the State would get Rs 120 crore.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated October 3, 2005)
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