Direct Benefits Transfers

83 lakh people voluntarily gave up LPG subsidy

  1. News: The govt is committed towards reforming the subsidy structure by making it more targeted
  2. Background: In Mar 2015, PM had started the ‘Give it up’ campaign urging the affluent class to give up their LPG subsidy
  3. Achievement: 83 lakh people had voluntarily given up their LPG subsidy so far.
  4. Future: The govt will provide 5 crore LPG connections on concessional rates in the name of women from BPL families over 3 years till 2018-19

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