Noting that Cyclone ‘Titli’ and resultant floods have “shattered” the poor in Gajapati, Ganjam and Rayagada districts, Odisha government on Monday urged the Centre for supply of free LPG cylinders to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY).
Fuel price continues to surge across the country with Petrol being sold at Rs 83.73 per litre and Rs 91.08 per litre in Mumbai. The price of Diesel also climbed up as it was retailed at Rs 75.09 per litre in Delhi and Rs 79.72 per litre in Mumbai.
Those who lost their gas cylinders in the flood can buy new ones without paying taxes. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by civil supplies secretary Mini P Antony in Ernakulam on Tuesday.
LPG cylinder prices were lowered this month. While the reduction in subsidised LPG cylinder prices was negligible, non-subsidised cylinder prices were reduced by 0.5 per cent, data from Indian Oil Corporation showed. Indian Oil supplies LPG or cooking gas under brand Indane.
Now, you can pick up 5 kg LPG cylinders at 20 Indian Oil Corporation petrol bunks in the city without paying any deposit. Customers just have to pay ₹1,354.50 per cylinder.
Confidence Futuristic Energtech, a subsidiary of Confidence Petroleum, would market composite LPG cylinders in Kolkata from next month, a company official said.
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has come up with a facility wherein the consumers can book their gas cylinders through social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter.
If you own a car, you might soon have to forgo the subsidy on your LPG cylinders.
By eliminating 36 million fake connections through Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL), the government has saved nearly Rs 30,000 crore of cooking gas subsidy.
As many as four LPG cylinders are bought by about 60 per cent of the 3.2 crore poor women who were given free cooking gas connection, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.
Inspired by the online and e-commerce boom in the country, oil marketing companies — Indian Oil, HPCL and BPCL are planning to start online retailing of diesel to cater to the rural customers