Union Cabinet revokes restriction of one LPG cylinder per month

Union Cabinet announced to withdraw the limitation of one LPG cylinder per month per household. However, the Union Cabinet did not alter the overall cap of 12 subsidized cylinders per year. Consumers will now get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidized price in a year, even if they don’t consume one bottle/month.

The government decided to remove the monthly restriction on subsidized LPG cylinders after observing that people were facing problem as sometimes there is fluctuation in the need of cylinder. The decision would help ease difficulties faced by genuine LPG consumers and will also help meet genuine consumer needs subject to their annual entitlement of subsidized cylinders. The Union Cabinet had imposed a monthly restriction in February 2014.


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