Nearly 65,000 LPG consumers in Tumkur district are yet to get their consumer number linked to Aadhaar number and bank account number.
As on August 19, 1,44,422 LPG consumers have linked their consumer number to Aadhaar number and bank account number under the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. The scheme for LPG consumers was launched in the district on June 1 by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
LPG consumers have to get their consumer number seeded with Aadhaar number and bank account number by August 31 to get LPG subsidy transferred to their bank account.
There are 2,68,977 LPG consumers in Tumkur district. As many as 60,578 consumers who have got their Aadhaar number linked with LPG consumer number have to get their bank account number seeded with this data. The number of Aadhaar registration counters has been increased from 22 to 28 in the district.
Lead Bank chief manager Jayaramaiah said all banks would remain open on August 25 and September 1 in Tumkur district to facilitate LPG consumers to get their Aadhaar number linked with their bank account number.