The Cabinet on Wednesday lifted the monthly cap on subsidised LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders, but retained the overall annual limit at 12 cylinders. “LPG consumers to get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidised rate in a year even if they don’t consume one bottle a month,” Telecom and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The government had raised the annual cap on supply of cheaper LPG from nine to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each on January 30 and the Oil Ministry on February 28 imposed a restriction that ordinarily one cylinder be given to each beneficiary every month.
“The Cabinet today came to a conclusion that this system is causing problem to the people. Sometimes people do not need one, sometimes during festive season demand is more. So there was a feeling that if someone has not taken one cylinder on a given month, then in remaining months he won’t get it,” Mr Prasad said. The subsidized rate for LPG cylinders in Delhi is Rs. 414 each and beyond the annual cap of 12 cylinders consumers have to pay the market rate of Rs. 920 per 14.2-kg cylinder.
In an alleviation to buyers, the Cabinet on raised the restriction of provide of only one subsidized cooking fuel LPG cyndrical tube to a home in a month, sharing individuals may get their quota of 12 bottles at anytime of the year. While putting forward quota of subsidised 14.2-kg LPG cylinders that a family may avail in a year to 12 away from previous nine, the federal government invited February placed a restriction of one cyndrical tube each month.
Briefing press reporters regarding the choice had by the Cabinet going through Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he pointed out the regulation has been put an end to. “Today at the Kitchen cabinet meeting, considering the advantage of individuals, that issue has been put an end to. Now these muscles will acquire 12 cylinders at subsidised price,” he stated. “This choice has actually been actually consumed purchase to take out the problem of people in India and also customers specifically.”
This modifies the earlier decision taken on February 28 as well as gets rid of the limitation enforced that ordinarily one cylinder be offered to each beneficiary on a monthly basis.
“This decision of Federal government will minimize troubles faced by the real LPG customers as the usage of LPG cyndrical tubes is certainly never precisely one every month. This modification will certainly satisfy their genuine needs based on their annual privilege of subsidised cyndrical tubes,” the declaration incorporated.