Subsidy for only 4 LPG cylinders a yr

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 27, 2011 01:37 IST

Get ready to pay more for your cooking gas. The government plans to limit to four the number of subsidised LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders you are entitled to in a year. Beyond this, you will have to pay the market price for every extra cylinder, which is Rs 300 more than the cost of a subsidised cylinder.

In Mumbai, a subsidised cylinder comes for R348. For an average household that uses eight to 10 cylinders a year, this translates into a 40-50% increase in its gas bill, by Rs1,200-1,800.

A petroleum ministry official told HT that cabinet approval would be sought before implementing any such decision. “We will move a cabinet note shortly,” the official said. The LPG subsidy bill stood at Rs22,000 crore last year.

 

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