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6.5 Lakh People Give up LPG Subsidy
Jun 27, 2015

More than 6.5 lakh people nationwide have surrendered their subsidy for gas cylinders after the Union government launched its Give it Up campaign.This has led to Rs. 300 crore in savings, but the government, rather than retaining the money, is transferring the subsidised cylinders to rural India where people’s health suffers because of the burning of wood or coal for cooking.

  • The PAHAL scheme for direct benefit transfers benefited close to 130 million households which received the gas subsidy in their bank accounts in 100 days.

  • Within four months, the scheme had 86 per cent of customer population covered, totalling 135 million households. 

  • The long-term vision under PAHAL is to provide the benefit of the received subsidy to 130 million rural households which do not have access to LPG.

  • In April this year the Prime Minister Narendra Modi oined a new slogan ‘Give it Up’ to exhort the better off sections of society to forego their LPG subsidy that can be utilised in providing subsidized LPG connections to the poor.


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