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    LPG subsidy is a big advantage to Indian citizens, especially to lower and middle class citizens. However, recently the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi appealed to citizens who were financially well off to voluntarily give up their subsidy so that the amount that is saved can be utilized to provide benefits to those who come from low-income households.

    Although having an LPG subsidy is beneficial in numerous ways, giving up LPG subsidy makes a lot of difference to those who cannot afford to purchase cooking gas on a regular basis. Individuals who are well off can comfortably give up their subsidy in order to help those less fortunate. This will also reduce the subsidy bill of the Government of India.

    In case individuals wish to give up their subsidy but are unsure regarding the process, they can follow the steps mentioned below and give up the subsidy. Regardless of the LPG provider such as HP Gas, Indane or Bharat Gas, LPG subsidy can be surrendered quite easily.

    • Individuals will have to visit the official LPG service provider’s website.
    • On the top of the page, an option titled ‘Click to Give up LPG Subsidy Online’ will be provided which will have to be clicked.
    • Customers will have to then choose their LPG provider - Bharat Gas, Indane or HP Gas. They will then be redirected to the corresponding page.
    • Individuals will have to provide the required details. If they have already registered online, this process becomes simpler.
    • Once all necessary procedures are completed, individuals will stop receiving their subsidy.

    The government provides a ‘Scroll of Honour’ list that displays the names of those who have voluntarily surrendered their subsidy. Once the above steps have been completed, the individual’s name and consumer number will be visible. The ‘Scroll of Honour’ list is available on the same website.

    Online Procedures to Surrender Bharat Gas Give up LPG Subsidy:

    Surrendering the Bharat Gas LPG subsidy has become very simple. You can surrender the subsidy online too. Purchasing gas refill is also very easy when you book it online. The steps that you need to follow in order to surrender your Bharat Gas LPG subsidy are given below:

    • Go to the official website of Bharat Gas
    • Click on the link that says ‘How to Give Up Bharat Gas LPG Subsidy’.
    • At the top of the website, you will find an option for giving up your LPG subsidy.
    • Click on that option and you will be navigated to a new section.
    • You will have to select the LPG service provider.
    • Once you have selected the LPG service provider, you will be navigated to a new page.
    • Ensure that you enter all the required details in the boxes provided on that page.
    • Log in and continue to follow the steps accurately.

    Offline Procedures to Surrender Bharat Gas Give up LPG Subsidy:

    If you wish to surrender your LPG subsidy offline then you must download the surrender form and fill it up after taking a print out of it. You can also avail this form at the gas agency where your connection is registered. After you fill up the form, you must submit it to the gas agency. All the details will be verified and your subsidy will be surrendered.

    Giving up LPG Subsidy By Sending Text Message/SMS:

    LPG connection subsidy can also be surrendered by sending an SMS to Bharat gas from your registered mobile phone number.

    Procedures to Surrender Indane Gas Give up LPG Subsidy:

    Surrendering the Indane LPG subsidy has become very simple. You can surrender the subsidy online too. Purchasing gas refill is also very easy when you book it online. The steps that you need to follow in order to surrender your Indane LPG subsidy are given below:

    Registered Users:

    • Go to the official website of Indane.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    • You will find two boxes, one for the registered users and the other one for the users who are not registered with Indane.
    • Go to the box for registered users and enter your username and password.
    • Enter the captcha code and click on submit.

    Not Registered Users:

    • Go to the official website of Indane.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    • You will find two boxes, one for the registered users and the other one for the users who are not registered with Indane.
    • Go to the box for the users who are not registered with Indane.
    • You must enter your 17 digit LPG ID in the space provided there.
    • If you do not remember your 17 digit LPG ID, you must enter your Aadhaar number or your bank details (Account number and IFSC).
    • Enter the captcha code and click on submit.

    Procedures to Surrender HP Gas Give up LPG Subsidy:

    Surrendering the HP Gas LPG subsidy has become very simple. You can surrender the subsidy online too. Purchasing gas refill is also very easy when you book it online. The steps that you need to follow in order to surrender your HP Gas LPG subsidy are given below:

    Registered Users:

    • Go to the official website of Indane.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    • Go to the box for registered users and enter your Login ID and password.
    • Enter the captcha code and click on submit.

    Advantages/Benefits of Surrendering LPG Subsidy:

    The advantages of giving up the LPG subsidy are as follows:

    • Stabilising Economy – The Government of India has spent Rs.40,000 crores in 2013 and 2014 for LPG subsidies. If the economically stable people of India give up the LPG subsidies, then the amount spent by the Government will reduce.
    • Lowering the Fiscal Deficit of India – The difference between the Government’s revenues and its expenditures is known as the fiscal deficit. At present, the fiscal deficit of this country stands at 4.1% from the GDP. This has been reported by Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister of India.
    • Providing Access to the Poor – At present, the individuals who fall under the lower economic bracket use wood for cooking. LPG can be offered to these poor sections if the well to do people of India give up on their LPG subsidies.
    • Helps in Providing Strength to the Agricultural Sector – Agriculture forms the backbone of India. If the Government recovers money spent on the LPG subsidies, then it can be used to offer new technologies to the farmers for carrying out their work in a better way.

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    • ‘Kirthi Momento’, An Apartment In Udupi Is The First To Welcome The “Give-it Up” Campaign

      ‘Kirthi Momento’ is one of the most esteemed residential apartments at Ajjarkad in Udupi. This popular apartment has become the first apartment to surrender subsidised LPG connections by following the Give-it Up campaign that was introduced by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

      Through this campaign, the Prime Minister had requested people who are economically good-to-do to give up their subsidised LPG connection so that it can be redistributed to women suffering in rural India for free.

      The campaign got a great response and many gave up on their LPG connections, people living in Kirthi Momento is not exception. President of Kirthi Momento,Sudhir Shetty stated that one of the residents was inspired by this campaign and proposed that in the apartment’s meeting and since no one had any objections, we agreed to give up on our subsidised LPG connections. Should we consider doing the same in our apartments? That is something you got to decide.

      9th August 2017

    • Villagers Losing LPG Subsidy without Knowledge

      Villagers in Bengaluru have been receiving appreciation letters for giving up their LPG subsidy even though they have not voluntarily chosen to do so.

      Many of these people are illiterate and have chosen the ‘0’ option instead of ‘1’ while booking their LPG connections. These people have been pressing the wrong button by mistake and losing their subsidy without wanting to do so. If a customer hits the ‘0’ button, subsidy will be cut and if they hit ‘1’ a gas cylinder can be booked.

      In order to get their subsidies back, people can write a letter to the respective gas agency and state their position and circumstances. Subsidies will be restored for such people who submit applications stating the same.

      9th june 2017

    • Oil Companies Say that LPG Subsidy Given up By 10% in Goa

      The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the people of India to give up LPG subsidies. However, in Goa, the response to this call was not that great. As per the information shared by companies like Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum, 42,112 customers out of a massive 4,55,908 gave up their LPG subsidies.

      According to Vaibhav Bhagat, awareness drive will be initiated again so that people give up their subsidies. The money generated from this move will be utilised to provide the BPL households with clean fuel for cooking. All of this is being done under the PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) scheme. He added that under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, kitchens will be made smoke-free as clean LPG fuel will substitute the harmful firewood and kerosene used for cooking by the poverty stricken class.

      The deposit stands at Rs.1,450 for the first gas cylinder. The price to be paid for the regulator is Rs.50. However, no regulator price will be charged in case of a new connection. The deposit amount will be paid by the Indian Government. This amount will only be generated when people give up their LPG subsidies.

      9th May 2017

    • ‘Give it Up’ Scheme Seeing Increasing Success

      The Government of India began the ‘Give it Up’ scheme in March 2015, that aimed at motivating people who can afford to pay the market price for their LPG to give up their subsidy, so that LPG can be provided to poor families and rural households free of cost. This campaign has seen a great amount of success, with approximately 6.7 lakh customers giving up their subsidies. In July 2015 this number stood at approximately 1 lakh. Each month around 10,200 LPG customers from the three oil majors opt to give up their LPG subsidy on refills. People can opt to forfeit their LPG subsidy through the IVRS facility or online. Customers who have not linked their bank account to their Aadhaar and their 17-digit LPG ID automatically forfeit their LPG subsidy. The present subsidised rate of an LPG refill is Rs.422.43, the market price of an LPG refill is Rs.746.50.

      25th March 2017

    • Rich Farmers in Haryana Urged to Renounce Subsidy

      The power distribution utilities, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, are hoping to launch a voluntary programme for farmers who earn a yearly income in excess of Rs.20 lakhs to renounce their agriculture subsidy on electricity. The move was inspired by the Centre’s “Give it up LPG subsidy”, and the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission to lower subsidy on electricity that is expected to go past Rs.6700 crore in FY 2017-18.

      Sanjay Varma, the Director tariff of Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission, said that the average cost of power has gone over Rs.1 lakh per tube well in Haryana, and that the highly subsidised supply may result in the misuse of water and electricity too.

      13th March 2017

    • Maharashtra Leading the Way in Renouncing LPG Subsidy

      Data released by the Central government revealed that Maharashtra, Nagaland and Mizoram were the top three states when it came to their residents giving up the LPG subsidy. Around 17.30 lakh individuals in Maharashtra have given up their subsidy. The number of people who renounced their subsidy in Uttar Pradesh was 12.84 lakh, and in Delhi the number of consumers who did the same was 7.9 lakhs, as revealed by Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas.

      If an increasing number of consumers in Maharashtra have renounced their LPG subsidy, it is said that the reason is that there are more people in the state as compared with other states in the country. The number of consumers renouncing the subsidy in Maharashtra account for 7.94% of overall LPG consumers in the state, which is well in excess of the national average which stands at 3.58%.

      25th February 2017

    • Government to Request Citizens to Not Take LPG Subsidy

      In a bid to make the “Swacch Bharat” campaign, the Modi-led NDA government is expected to appeal citizens to give up Rs.4,000 worth of subsidies.

      According to sources, the government will use this money to build toilets in urban centres across the country. Currently, the government gives a subsidy of Rs.4,000 for households that don’t have a toilet to build one and has also allowed state governments to add any more incentives depending on their financial state.

      With this, the government run another ‘Give Up’ campaign for subsidy to construct toilets. Also, the government has even built over 26 lakh toilets with this scheme.

      Speaking on the same, the government has said that for such schemes to work a communique saying that benefits of such campaigns need to be put across the right way.

      25th November 2016

    • Social Activist Alleges Misrepresentation By Government in Number of People Who’ve Given up LPG Subsidies

      The number of people who have voluntarily agreed to give up their LPG subsidies under the government’s #GiveItUp scheme are far less in comparison to the figures revealed by the government, a social activist from Indore, Chanchal Gupta, claims. The activist filed a writ petition in the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s Indore bench, alleging a multi-crore scam. However, in response to the allegations, District Collector of Indore P Narahari denied the existence of any such scam, claiming that unless the figures are verified by the Oil Companies, it cannot be declared that the government numbers are erroneous. Besides, an official from HPCL posted in Indore denied receiving any complaint in this regard. According to numbers indicated in the www.mylpg.in web portal, 1,04,91661 have given up their LPG subsidies.

      10th October 2016

    • Govt to Analyse the Rationalization of Gas Subsidy Through Debates

      Earlier this year, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had requested people earning above 10 lakh per annum to step forward and give up their LPG subsidies, so that the same can be used to provide gas connections to the poor households. The minister points out the need for a nationwide debate to discuss which economic sections of the country should give up gas subsidies. Following the Prime Minister’s appeal to rationalize subsidies as a part of nation building, more than 1 crore people have already surrendered their gas subsidies. The government has also urged business leaders to set examples for successful implementation of the plan.

      9th October 2016

    • Reduction In LPG Subsidy Since April,2016

      The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken the decision of gradually decreasing the LPG subsidy amount and then put a check on giving subsidy altogether after sometime. The amount has been decreasing at the rate of Rs.2 every month. This process has been kept gradual so that the people does not panic. According to Chandra Bhusan Choubey(Chief Area Manager), the rate of LPG cylinder is directly proportional to the subsidy rate. So whenever the cylinder rates decrease, the subsidy rate also declines. The declining process was started in April, 2016. The dealer’s federation also said that ministry has been deducting Rs. 2 from subsidy too.

      22nd September 2015

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