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SOURCE: Census report comparison (2001 and 2011)

The use of LPG for cooking purposes has increased in the past 10 years. As per the 2011 census
report 55.8% of the total population has kitchen at home. 28.5% of the total Indian population uses
LPG for cooking purposes whereas 49% of the population still uses firewood for cooking. 65.0% of 
the urban population uses LPG for cooking purpose, while 11.4% of the rural population uses LPG for 
cooking.

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SOURCE: http://indiatoday.intoday.in
Report dated: March 2012

This graph shows that a majority of the people from lower class and middle class are either - self 
employed, salary earner or casual labourers. Their income as such is fixed or not much, and there is
already a burden on them because of the ever increasing inflation rate. At this point the cap on
subsidised LPG and the ever increasing rates of uncapped cooking gas has come as a big blow to the
common man. Hike in the price of LPG cylinder time to time and allocation of mere 6 subsidized
cylinders to a family in a year has really upset the homely budget.

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SOURCE: CNN-IBN Urban India Opinion Poll: (http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-

show-1-poll-93-per-cent-urban-indians-say-lpg-cylinder-cap-unjustified/20120927.htm)

The poll was conducted in six cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmadabad and Lucknow.

Major findings of the survey:

1. Is the govt justified to limit subsidised LPG cylinders?
 NO: 93%
YES: 6%
Can't say: 2%

2. What should be the limit on subsidised LPG cylinders?
6 cylinders a year: 3%
15 cylinders a year: 8%
8 cylinders a year: 11%
12 cylinders a year: 73%

3. Does limiting discounted cylinders help manage economy?
 NO: 73%
YES: 24%
Can't say: 2%

4. Most negative factor against UPA
Price Rise: 50%
Corruption: 34%
Ineffective governance: 12%

5. What concerns you most?

Rising prices & inflation: 57%

Lack of safety and security: 7%

Corruption: 32%

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