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State/UT-wise subsidy opt out status of LPG consumers in India as on 20.11.2016

August 14, 2017

Domestic LPG is heavily subsidized by the Government of India and every cylinder that we use in our kitchen carries a substantial subsidy. This translates to a huge annual subsidy burden on the Government, draining precious resources which otherwise could have been used in developmental activities benefitting all citizens.

Subsidy on domestic LPG instead of being universal needs to meet the needs of the truly needy citizens. Fortunately, many able and aware citizens are not in favor of subsidies and would rather pay the full price for the products and, thereby they also make a personal contribution towards nation-building. There is a need to spread this message. Accordingly, the Government has launched the ‘#GiveItUp’ campaign which is aimed at motivating LPG users who can afford to pay the market price for LPG to voluntarily surrender their LPG subsidy.

More than 1.05 crore LPG customers had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in India as on 20.11.2016. The top 5 States/UTs in terms of number of LPG customers who had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign as on 20.11.2016 were: Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

As on 20.11.2016, 1739646 LPG customers had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in Maharashtra. It accounted 16.47% of the total number of LPG customers who had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in India. As on 20.11.2016, 1283277 LPG customers had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in Uttar Pradesh. It accounted 12.15% of the total number of LPG customers who had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in India. As on 20.11.2016, 790770 LPG customers had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in Delhi. It accounted 7.48% of the total number of LPG customers who had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in India.

As on 20.11.2016, 764824 LPG customers had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in Karnataka. It accounted 7.24% of the total number of LPG customers who had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in India. As on 20.11.2016, 675255 LPG customers had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in Tamil Nadu. It accounted 6.39% of the total number of LPG customers who had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in India.

The above mentioned top 5 states accounted for 49.73% of the total number of LPG customers who had given up LPG subsidy under the ‘GiveItUp’ campaign in India as a whole as on 20.11.2016.

Note: Source: Rajya Sabha Session – 241, Unstarred Question No.1732

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/catalog/answers-data-rajya-sabha-questions-session-241

Resource Title: State/UT-wise subsidy opt out status of LPG consumers as on 20.11.2016 (From:Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas)

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Source: Rajya Sabha
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