More than 10 million Indian households have already given up their LPG subsidy in an effort to help the government utilize this money in the betterment of the nation.
What started as an “opt out” option by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in January 2015, became a #GiveItUp campaign after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his views on this matter and appealed to all Indians to give up their LPG subsidy and take part in this movement . A report, by Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, last year also showed the overwhelming result.
As of November 2016, More than 10 million LPG customers opted out of the subsidy given by the Government. Almost 1.7 million users were from Maharashtra which accounted for nearly 16.5 percent of total number. Uttar Pradesh and Delhi ranked 2nd and 3rd with 1.3 million and 0.8 million customers respectively. Karanataka and Tamil Nadu also received 4th and 5th place in the tally.
The response has been extra ordinary from the people seeing that this was completely voluntary. This subsidy amount, if directed in right places, should really benefit that class of citizens who need it the most.