Pilferage a Problem for LPG Subsidy Scheme

  • The direct benefit transfer scheme (DBT) for LPG subsidy has resulted in considerable savings for the government.
  • However pilferage still remains a problem, according to a study. Families, irrespective of income levels and family size consume 9.5-10.5 cylinders per year leaving 2-3 unutilised, subsidised cylinders per household.
  • So cylinders continue to be diverted to the commercial market.