Coverage of clean cooking fuel, LPG in India increases to 72%: Pradhan

Moving with the aim of eradicating the misdirected subsidies (going to the rich and upper middle class) and providing access of clean cooking fuel to homes in rural India , the government in the past two years initiated various schemes like PAHAL, Ujjwala, “Give it up” and “Give back” that have together yielded notable results.

Coverage of clean cooking fuel, LPG in India increases to 72%: Pradhan

In line with the government’s vision to make India a gas based economy, all-out efforts are being made to provide access of LPG (clean cooking gas) to all rural kitchens and rural women who have been fighting the menace of smoke by using wood in their kitchens.

Modi Govt’s “Give it Up” Scheme Helps in Reducing Oil Subsidy

Modi Govt’s “Give it Up” Scheme Helps in Reducing Oil Subsidy

A major contributor to this subsidy reduction is the government’s “Give It Up” scheme. As on date more than 1 crore LPG customers have given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign. The approximate annual subsidy saving is likely to be in the range of Rs. 1668 crore (approx.) assuming an average subsidy of Rs. 139 per cylinder. The ‘GiveItUp’ campaign is a continuous process and wide publicity is given for voluntarily surrender of subsidy.