December 11, 2012 / 12:57 PM / 5 years ago

Govt considering raising cap on LPG cylinders

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The government is considering raising the cap on the number of subsidised LPG cylinders available to households to nine per year, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily said on Tuesday.

A man walks past gas cylinders loaded on a cart in Mumbai June 7, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

“We are considering raising it shortly. We need to take it to the Cabinet,” Moily said, responding to a query on whether a cap on subsidised sale of LPG cylinders would be removed.

In September, India imposed a cap for the sale of subsidised LPG cylinders to six for each household in a year.

Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Jo Winterbottom

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