Time has come for stopping LPG subsidy to well-off: Pradhan
Time has come for stopping LPG subsidy to well-off: Pradhan

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday hinted of stopping supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) to the well-off as only 42.5 lakh out of nearly 15 crore cooking gas consumers have so far voluntarily give up subsidy.


Gas subsidy transfer scheme enters Guinness Book: Govt

The scheme entails giving households cash subsidy directly in their bank account so they can buy market priced cooking gas.

Nudge staff to give up LPG subsidy: PM to banks, corporates

Modi had recently launched 'Give It Up' campaign, asking well-off people to surrender their LPG subsidy.There are about 15.3 crore LPG consumers in the country.

Govt targets 1 cr consumers to give up LPG subsidy

Modi in his address to a global energy conference last week said that as many as 2.8 lakh people have surrendered LPG subsidy which has led to savings of Rs 100 crore.

Rs 7,024 crore transferred under LPG cash subsidy scheme

Government on Friday said that it has transferred Rs 7,024 crore as cash subsidies to LPG consumers since mid-November 2014 under the PAHAL scheme.

Over 9.35 crore consumers sign up for LPG cash-subsidy scheme

More than 64 percent of 15.3 crore LPG consumers in the country have joined the ambitious PAHAL scheme to receive cash subsidy in their bank accounts so they can buy the cooking gas at market price.

LPG consumers to get cash subsidy in bank A/Cs from today

LPG consumers across the country will from Thursday get cash subsidy directly into their bank accounts so that they buy the cooking fuel at market price.

No plan to stop subsidised LPG to rich: Govt

The government is not considering any proposal to stop supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) to the rich, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Wednesday.

Modified DBTL scheme to be relaunched in 54 districts tomorrow

Beginning Saturday, LPG consumers in 54 districts of 11 states will start getting cash subsidy so that they can buy the cooking fuel at market price.

LPG consumers can avail 12 cylinder quota at anytime of year

In a relief to consumers, the Cabinet on Wednesday lifted the restriction of supply of only one subsidised cooking gas LPG cylinder to a household in a month, saying consumers can avail their quota of 12 bottles at anytime of the year.

Consumers can buy more than 1 subsidised LPG cylinder per month

LPG consumers will now get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidised rate in a year even if they don't consume one cylinder a month, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

LPG connection portability extended to 480 districts

LPG connection portability will be available in 480 districts, an official statement said here.

Govt to 'seriously consider' raising LPG cylinder quota: Moily

The government had initially capped the supply of subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to six per household in a year in September 2012.

LPG subsidy to continue for all consumers

All household LPG consumers will continue to receive subsidy even if not linked to the Adhaar card, a top oil company official said here Friday.

DBT for LPG to be extended to 289 districts by Jan 1

After the success of the pilot programme in 20 districts, the scheme to pay domestic cooking gas (LPG) consumers cash subsidy will be extended to 289 districts in the country by January 1.

Direct subsidy transfer for LPG launched in 18 districts

The subsidy on LPG cylinders in the districts would be provided directly to consumers in their Aadhar linked bank accounts. Over 67 lakh LPG Consumers in these districts will benefit from the scheme.

Ensure LPG consumers are not shortchanged: SC

The SC has directed the Union government to ensure that domestic LPG cylinders are checked for their actual weight at the customer`s doorstep.

LPG firms block 1.25 lakh consumers in Jammu

About 1.25 lakh consumers have been blocked by oil companies in the Jammu region due to non-verification of LPG connections.