Apart from Jagran Group CEO Sanjay Gupta, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and  HT Media Group Head Shobhana Bhartia have also decided to join the same bandwagon.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan decided to make personal calls to one VIP everyday requesting them to give up buying subsidised cooking gas (LPG).

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With a view to ensure that the subsidised fuel reaches only those needing it, Pradhan surrendered his subsidised LPG connection soon after becoming a minister and has since then been buying gas cylinder at market rate.

On Pradhan's plea, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and Power Minister Piyush Goyal have also decided to give up the subsidised LPG.     

Consumers are currently entitled to twelve 14.2-kg cylinders or 34 five-kg cylinders in a year at subsidised rates. A subsidised 14.2-kg cylinder is currently available at Rs 417 per cylinder in Delhi whereas the 5-kg pack costs Rs 155.     
Market priced LPG is available at Rs 708.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder and Rs 351 per 5-kg cylinder.

Giving up subsidised LPG will help cut government's subsidy bill which was Rs 46,458 crore on the fuel last fiscal.

Public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) have given an option to existing LPG consumers to convert their existing domestic LPG connection into a non-subsidised domestic connection. This can be done by submitting a written request to the distributor or electronically through www.MyLPG.in.

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