LPG Subsidized Subsidies, Jonan: The Consumption Can not Be Controlled

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Ignatius Jonan, admitted the difficulty of controlling the consumption of 3 kg of LPG, causing a swelling subsidy. The increase is almost doubled, from Rp 22 trillion to Rp 40.5 trillion.

Difficulties occur because the system of distribution subsidies openly, so anyone can consume 3 kg LPG. Whereas the subsidy is intended only for the poor.

“Yes, because the consumption is higher now demand, where in the community is higher, if the 3 kg LPG subsidy can not be controlled who should wear, who does not,” said Jonan at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Monday (10/7 / 2017).

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Therefore, it is necessary to change the scheme of distribution of subsidies to be on target. Is to use the family card prosperous (KKS). Jonan said, only people who have the card can get 3 kg LPG at a subsidized price.

“So the government is more likely to do how to have these subsidies cleaned up, put in a prosperous family card,” he explained.

The general public will also be able to get 3 kg LPG, but not at subsidized price. This is because the type of LPG is very practical for the community.

“Anyone who can buy, but who has a card that may be subsidized, is better,” he said.