Now it’s the turn of Indian Railways to initiate ‘Give up Concession’ campaign after Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas which started similar scheme ‘Give it Up’ to forego LPG subsidy in March 2015.
It may be recalled that only four per cent of people have responded so far to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to voluntarily give up their LPG subsidy which clearly indicates that majority of the people were not willing to forego their subsidy.
The call was aimed at motivating LPG consumers who can afford to pay the market price for the cylinder to forego subsidy by opting for it on their own. The government thought that it can redistribute this subsidy by way providing new connections to poor families free of cost. Read more
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