Amitabh Bachchan joins campaign to give up LPG subsidy

NEW DELHI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has joined the GiveItUp movement where he will encourage people to give up the subsidy on LPG to benefit those who cannot afford it.

Acknowledging the gesture, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that such a noble gesture by Bachchan would surely inspire many others to join GiveItUp, a movement committed to bring smiles to millions of poor households by providing them access to clean fuel (LPG).

As on date, he said more than three million people have surrendered their LPG subsidy in response to the appeal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 March.

Modi had also promised that the money saved from this effort will be utilised to provide LPG connection to poor households.

Modi had also talked about the GiveItUp movement during his recent MannKiBaat. He had mentioned, "Lakhs of families have given up their gas subsidies. These are not rich people. This is a silent revolution."

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