India to save  Rs 35,758  crore on key fuel subsidies

Hindustan Times | Aug 10, 2020 at 3:10 AM
  • India is expected to save ₹35,758 crore on kerosene and cooking gas subsidies this year.
  • The subsidy through direct benefit transfer (DBT) of cooking gas, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is expected to be Rs 3,506 crore in 2020-21, substantially lower than the budgeted amount of Rs 35,605 crore.
  • The Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus-cum-relief package, announced between March 26 and May 17, included distribution of three free cooking gas cylinders to the poor till June.