Around 80m Indian families guaranteed three months of free cooking gas

Liquid petroleum gas has been marked as an essential service amid the Covid-19 crisis

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Through April to June, 80 million Indian families will be able to get access to free liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders as part of a move to protect people from the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis.

The Indian Government has extended the scheme to families under the nation-wide Ujwala Yojana initiative, under which beneficiaries can get up to three free refills for 14.2kg gas cylinders – this is given to beneficiaries in the form of an advance payment.

Consumers can book online to secure a safe home delivery of the gas.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel has classified LPG as an essential service during the current 21-day-long lockdown.

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