Union Cabinet on 27 August 2014 announced to lift the restriction of one LPG cylinder per month per household.
However, the Union Cabinet did not change the overall cap of 12 subsidised cylinders per year. Cooking gas consumers will now get 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at subsidised rate in a year, even if they don’t consume one bottle/month.
The decision to remove monthly restriction was taken after government felt that peoples were facing problem as sometime there is fluctuation in the need of cylinder.
The decision would help alleviate difficulties faced by genuine LPG consumers and will also help meet genuine consumer requirements subject to their annual entitlement of subsidised cylinders.
The monthly restriction was put by the Union Cabinet in February 2014.
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