Thursday, August 28, 2014
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.
While raising quota of subsidised 14.2-kg LPG cylinders that a household can avail in a year to 12 from previous nine, the Government had in February put a restriction of one cylinder per month.
After Wednesday'sdccision. consumers can avail of their quota of 12 cylinders at the rate of Rs 414 each in Delhi at anytime of the year. Any requirement beyond this will have to be purchased at market price of Rs 920 per 14.2-kg cylinder.
"Previous Government on February 28. 2014 had decided that 12 subsidised cylinders will be given to people. But there was a clause that you have to take 1 cylinder even' month."
Currently, the number of LPG cylinders a consumer can avail is 12. "Along with this, there is a restriction of one cylinder per month." an official statement said.
"The Government has now decided that while 12 subsidised LPG cylinders per annum will continue to be supplied to all domestic consumers, there will be no separate monthly restriction of one cylinder per month." it said.
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