The Finance Ministry has announced a reduction in excise and customs duty on non-subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to zero, reports said.
Finance Minister, P Chidambaram urged more state governments to provide subsidy on LPG cylinders.
Last week, apart from a hike of Rs.5 per litre on diesel, the government capped subsidised LPG cylinders to six a year. Later, it hiked the limit to nine for Congress-ruled states, adding that the additional cost of the subsidy will be borne by state governments.
The Finance Ministry also appreciated the Bihar Government's move to reduce Value Added Tax on diesel, reports said.