Govt considering raising cap on subsidised LPG cylinders
"We are applying our mind on this issue," he said after Opposition members cornered the government on the LPG cap and demanded that the decision be rolled back as it affected the common man who is already burdened by price rise.
Moily said he will discuss with the Finance Minister and the Prime Minister as to what the government could do.
He said the government knew the hardships faced by women and it has received several representations from the people and MPs on it.
His response came on a supplementary raised by Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj who said this was for the first time that a government has rationed LPG cylinders to only six per family per year.
Families which need more than six cylinders will have to shell out Rs 900 per bottle, he said. "This is such an inappropriate decision. The government has taken this decision even as prices are skyrocketing. Will you take back this decision and stop rationing cylinders?" she asked.
Moily said over Rs 1,64,000 crore subsidy is being paid by the government at present. "We do not have a surplus of LPG.
75 per cent of the world's LPG is consumed by
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