New Delhi: Following government’s decision to cap the number of subsidized LPG cylinders to just 6 per annum, a report prepared by three gas companies suggest that no LPG cylinder was supplied to over 1.02 crore gas connection holders in 2011-12. Moreover, 12.96 crore gas connection holders used 92.62 crore LPG cylinders in the same year, the report says.

Notably, the government’s decision to cap the number of LPG cylinders continues to be a contentious issue. This report of the gas companies says that a gas connection holder on an average used seven or more LPG cylinders annually since 2006-07. According to the report, the total number of LPG connection holders was 13.98 crore.

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As far as the part of the report suggesting that 1.02 crore connection holders didn’t use any cylinder in 2011-12, it reflects that these consumers are not active members. The companies have opined that such gas connections should be cancelled as they are supposed to promote bungling in supply of subsidised LPG cylinders.    


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