Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to sell subsidised 5-kg LPG cylinders in rural India in an effort to increase usage of clean fuel for cooking,
IOC sells 14-kg cylinders in urban areas at subsidised rates. It has come up with subsidised 5-kg cylinders for families below poverty line that are not sold to any other category at present. These cylinders are made available at market price through petrol pumps and kirana shops for families with temporary residency in cities. The company is now planning to sell subsidised 5-kg cylinders in large numbers to people living in rural areas. These rural consumers will be eligible for 112 kg of subsidised cooking gas in a year which will be delivered in 5 kg containers.
Source : The Economic Times