New Delhi: Sales of domestic cooking gas LPG, the only fuel to have shown growth in consumption during the height of the first nationwide lockdown, was almost flat at 2.16 million tonnes when compared to the previous month, but was 5.5 per cent lower than the last year. It was, however, 5.5 per cent higher than pre-COVID May 2019.
This is because the government gave free cylinders as part of the COVID-19 relief package.
All LPG consumers have to buy fuel at market price. However, the government subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2 kilogram each per household in a year by directly transferring the subsidy amount to the users' bank accounts. At present, the government extends subsidy to users of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and normally, LPG rates are revised on 1st of every month.
It may so happen sometimes, that you would want to manually check if subsidy has been transfered in your account. We are discussing how you can check the status of your gas subsidy on government-owned companies viz IOCL, HP and BPCL. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to check LPG subsidy status online on the consolidated website.
What if you don't know your LPG ID?
- If you don't know your LPG ID, you an click the button below your 17 digit LPG Number.
- You will be asked to choose a company name
- From the three options, you can choose Bharat Gas, HP Gas or Indane
- The required option will take you to another page
- In the new page, depending on which option you chose, you will be asked to furnish a few details
- These details are your phone number, your distributor name, your consumer number
- You will have to fill in a captcha code and submit
If you already know your LPG ID, You can do the following (Let's see how HP website works)
- Go to http://mylpg.in/
- Now enter your LPG ID in the right hand side of the space provided
- Now, irrespective of what OMC LPG you are using, you will have to fill in your user details
- Check this screenshot below
- Enter the 17 digit LPG ID.
- Fill in the details of your registered mobile number
- Punch in the captcha code and enter proceed
- You will get an OTP on your registered mobile number
- On the next page, enter your email ID and create password
- You will get an activation link on your email id
- Click the link
- Once you do so, your account will be activated
- Now, login mylpg.in account
- Mention if your bank and Aadhar card are linked is to your LPG account in the pop up window
- Now click, View Cylinder Booking History/subsidy transferred
The government's PAHAL (DBTL) scheme ensures that LPG cylinders subsidy are provided directly to the Aadhaar linked bank accounts of the customers. Meanwhile, the government has already given out 8 crore free LPG connections to poor women under PMUY to increase coverage of environment-friendly fuel in kitchens.