Steep decline in consumption of subsidised kerosene in FY17
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3:24 PM
Consumption of subsidized kerosene fell by a fifth in FY17, mostly used by rural poor for lighting and cooking, declined to 5 million metric-tonnes between April 2016 and February 2017 from 6.3 million metric-tonnes in the same period in FY2016. Use of kerosene has been declining for a decade but the rate has mostly been in a lower single digit. It fell 4.2% in FY2016.