way of cash subsidy.
The official said Moily also took up with Chidambaram the issue of finance ministry providing a cash support of only Rs 30,000 crore as against a demand of over Rs 55,000 crore to cover losses incurred on selling fuel below cost in the first half of current fiscal.
After the imposition of the cap, the demand for subsidised LPG grew by only 2 per cent in September and October this year as compared to a growth of 6.
7 per cent in the same period last year.
Non-subsidised LPG sales this year jumped by 17.4 per cent as compared to 1.4 per cent last year.
The official said LPG supplies are being streamlined and bottlenecks removed.
The filling of Know-Your Customer (KYC) forms has been mandatory only on 2.6 crore suspected customers who have multiple connections at the same address.
Only one subsidised connection per household comprising husband, wife, dependant chilren and parents is allowed.