Cooking gas consumers may have some cheer this month as e-commerce platform Amazon India is offering a ₹50 cashback for booking domestic LPG cylinders.
This offer gains more significance with non-Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) consumers being out of the Centre’s subsidy net for now. They have been paying the full price for refills for the past four months.
Officials from oil marketing companies said the cashback is being borne by Amazon itself and there are no discounts from the concerned PSU companies.
“As part of our commitment to our customers, Amazon Pay is constantly innovating and creating new experiences to make digital payments seamless across a variety of use cases,” said an Amazon Pay spokesperson. “We are giving our customers an option to pay digitally for daily needs such as LPG while ensuring their safety during this time. We run timely marketing promotions to encourage digital payments among customers.”
“The price of the cylinder has gone up significantly for us since we are not getting any subsidy from the Centre. Paying over ₹600 for a cooking gas cylinder is quite a pinch,” said an Indane consumer from Lucknow who paid ₹632 this month for a 14.2 kg LPG cylinder. His family of five consumes 8-10 cylinders a year.