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

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published Published on Aug 10, 2020   modified Modified on Aug 11, 2020

-Hindustan Times

As per prevailing international prices, the expected subsidy on kerosene sold through the public distribution system in the current financial year is zero.

India is expected to save Rs.35,758 crore on kerosene and cooking gas subsidies this year, which is over 91% of the total budgeted fuel subsidy for 2020-21, mainly because of low international oil prices, according to two officials who asked not to be named.

As per prevailing international prices, the expected subsidy on kerosene sold through the public distribution system in the current financial year is zero. 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, these officials added.

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Hindustan Times, 10 August, 2020, https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/india-to-save-rs-35-758-crore-on-key-fuel-subsidies/story-wPKVCKWwIxDgI7P3XU8jfK.html?fbclid=IwAR25o9YzISDp0JL7lxQS-GbdIv3uJ2mgGXxTY4WePEZfNa1D-P1sIakU468


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