Government subsidy may start again on LPG, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri gave this information
Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that the government imports 60 per cent of the total domestic requirement of gas.
Subsidy on cooking gas may start again. This information was given by Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in the Lok Sabha today. He said that if the international gas prices come down, the government can give relief to the consumers by way of subsidy on cooking gas. This information was given in Parliament on Thursday. Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that the government imports 60 per cent of the total domestic requirement of gas.
Responding to a starred question on providing more subsidy to people on cooking gas, Puri said, "Interestingly, during the last two years the Saudi contract price - if we have to use it as a reference period - was $250 per 900 per metric ton to $900 per metric ton. Even today, I think it's about $751 per metric ton. The minister said that the government is sensitive to the needs of the consumer population despite rising gas prices at the international level.
In his reply, Puri said, "We did not allow the price of domestic LPG to increase. The Saudi contract price increased by 333 per cent and yet there was very little increase in the price of domestic LPG." He told the House that during the pandemic Also, when the poor were suffering due to the lockdown, the government gave them three cylinders free of cost.