The Delhi Government has announced that it has raised the cap for subsidised LPG cylinders from six to nine by providing three more cylinders in a year to economically disadvantaged families.
While the Central Government is still considering a partial rollback to lift the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from six to 10 or 12 this decision to provide more subsidised LPG cylinders to the poor has been welcomed by many.
Ambika Soni said that this decision should be followed by other states as well, as she lauded this effort by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit.
The three extra cylinders for the BPL (Below Poverty Line) families will be covered under the Kerosene Free Stithi Yojana of the Delhi Government.
The Government of India’s Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) had taken a tough measure on Thursday to limit the number of subsidised cylinders to six annually per household.