LPG Subsidy Jumps 60% As Govt Maintains Prices To Help Consumers


LPG Subsidy Jumps 60% As Govt Maintains Prices To Help Consumers

Cooking gas (LPG) subsidy has jumped by over 60 per cent in last two months as the government maintains price line despite rising international rates, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Chairman Sanjiv Singh said.

All LPG consumers have to buy fuel at market price. The government, however, subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each per households in a year by providing the subsidy amount directly in bank accounts of users.

“Subsidy amount (transferred in bank accounts) was Rs 159.29 per cylinder in May and it was raised to Rs 204.95 in June and to Rs 257.74 per cylinder this month,” he said. The higher subsidy was meant to keep rates of subsidised LPG in check, Singh added. Read More

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