LPG Cylinder Prices To Be Hiked By Rs. 4 Every Month

Vastavam web: The union government had decided to put some burden on the consumers of LPG in India. As a result crores of people would be effected.The government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidized cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs. 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. The government had previously asked Indian Oil (IOC), Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) to raise rates of subsidized domestic LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) by Rs. 2 per 14.2-kg cylinder per month (excluding VAT).  Now, the quantum has been doubled so as to bring down the subsidy to nil, he said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here. Every household is entitled to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidized rates in a year. Any requirement beyond that is to be purchased at market price.