Banglahant Desk: The lockdown situation is putting increasing pressure on the Indian economy. Besides, ordinary people are also getting tension in their pockets. So this time the Modi government has doubled the subsidy on LPG cylinders to give relief to the middle class and lower class. Earlier, consumers used to get Tk 153.8 for cooking gas subsidy, but now that amount has been increased to Tk 291.48.
Earlier, in the wake of the lockdown, the government announced a relief package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore for the country's poor. Part of which is the supply of free LPG cylinders by the central government under the Ujjwala scheme. Only women registered under this scheme will get the benefit of this scheme. Only those whose mobile numbers are registered with the gas company will be eligible for the scheme.
The government has already started supplying cylinders. Under the Ujjwala project, only three LPG cylinders weighing 14.2 kg will be provided under the Prime Minister's Poor Welfare Scheme. Customers will get one free cylinder every month. Those who have 5 kg cylinders will be given a total of 6 cylinders in 3 months. That is, a maximum of 3 cylinders a month will be free.
In addition, after 2014, at the beginning of the fiscal year 2020, the lowest is natural gas. It has been decided to reduce the selling price of natural gas produced in the country by 28 percent. Due to which the price of gas will go down a lot in one push. However, it is feared that this will significantly reduce the revenue of gas producing companies such as Reliance and ONGC.
The Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Indian Ministry of Petroleum has said that the bulk of current gas production in India will now cost ৯ 2.99 per million British thermal units (MMBTTU) for the next six months from April. So far this price has been 3.23 per million British thermal units.