Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said there was no proposal before the government to increase the number of subsidised LPG cylinders
from the present nine a year to 12.
"We don't have such a proposal before us", Moily, who arrived in Kochi in connection with the formal commissioning of the Petronet LNG terminal at nearby Puthyvype by Prime Minister Manmohan, said.
"Nine subsidised cylinders a year covers 90 per cent of the consumers. Only 10 per cent are left without subsidy", he said.
People will appreciate the government stand, he said.
On Thursday, Finance Minister P Chidambaram had said in New Delhi that the government will "take a look" at the demand to raise the quota
of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 per household in a year from the current limit of nine.