PDS Kerosene Allocation And Distribution
From April 1999 to January, 2000 the state Government had received allocation of 1,68,972 K.L.s Kerosene per month from central Government. From April 2010 to May 2011 the allocation received was 1, 30,356 KL per month. It is again further reduced in June 2011 and April, 2012. Up to March, 2013 State Government has received allocation of 75,648 K.L.s. Kerosene per month from Central Government.
Beyond this now from April 2013 the additional reduction of 19.50% has resulted in availability of only 34% (60,864 K.L.) of kerosene requirement of the state.
Demand of kerosene and available allocation (KL)-(Year 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14)
Districtwise Kerosene allocation for April 2012 to June 2013
Rates of wholesale & Retail Kerosene
As per the directions of the State Govt. rates of wholesale & retail kerosene, are finalised by Collector at District level & Controller of Rationing in Mumbai & Thane Rationing Area. At present the retail price of kerosene in Mumbai / Thane Rationing Area is Rs.15.05 per litre and in other districts it comes between Rs.15.05 to Rs.16.22 per litre.
Special subsidised rate of Kerosene
As per the policy of Central Government since 16th June 1988 a special subsidised rate is made applicable to the kerosene sold in hilly areas of the State. This scheme has been started in the 11 districts and 62 talukas. The 11 districts are Dhule, Nashik, Thane, Pune, Satara, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Kolhapur, Ahmednagar & Raigad.
Quantum of kerosene distribution is as shown below
Commission for kerosene Licensees
1. Wholesale Licensee
:Rs. 438.24 per KL
2. Semi wholesale Licensee
: Rs. 200 per KL
3. Retail / Hawker Licensee
Rs. 250 per KL
Measures have been taken to avoid misuse of kerosene
- In order to differentiate the PDS Kerosene the colour of the kerosene to be distributed under PDS has been made blue. This helps to prevent misuse of PDS kerosene.
- PDS Kerosene is distributed only on ration cards. For this instructions are issued to all Collectors to issue ration cards to those who do not have the same and appoint retailers in villages.
- In order to avoid diversion of kerosene by retailers, instructions have been issued to supply kerosene to retailers at their doorstep at least in 50% villages of the districts.
- Instructions have been issued to all Collectors to monitor & stream lining of kerosene distribution system. Accordingly periodical and surprise inspections of kerosene licensees are carried out. Also sudden and surprise visits or raids are made on kerosene licenses or petrol/diesel pumps. Necessary action is taken against those who are found guilty