The rollout of the Aadhaar-linked Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for LPG in Mysore district has been put off till July 1, 2013.

Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha told The Hindu that this was consequent to the prevalence of the Election Code of Conduct till June 3 in Periyapatna Assembly constituency in the district which went to polls on May 28, and the results of which will be declared on May 31.

However, the process of seeding the Aadhaar numbers with the LPG consumer numbers and bank account is continuing. So far, out of 5,02,265 LPG consumers in the district, Aadhaar numbers of 3,89,298 consumers had been matched. This is almost 78 per cent of the total consumer base. Out of these, the bank account of 2,81,416 consumers has been seeded with their Aadhaar numbers.

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