The Centre has scrapped more than 3.5 crore bogus or duplicate LPG (cooking gas supplied in cylinders) connections. This has saved a subsidy outgo of Rs 21,264 crore in the last years to the Central government.
Each registered LPG consumer is eligible for 12 subsidised cylinders in a year after which refills are supplied at market price. According to officials the government is expected to save Rs. 6,443 crore as a subsidy for the year 2015-16.