LPG price hiked

LPG Cylinder Price Hiked Twice In February

February 17, 2021

Former AICC president Rahul Gandhi and several Twitterati bashed the Centre after the price of LPG cylinders rose twice in February month.

Tearing into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mantra for inclusive development- Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, the Wayanad MP tweeted a brief taunt in Hindi stating "Janta se loot, sirf 'do' ka vikaas".

Gandhi, in his tweet, also takes veiled dig at the unnamed "two" - who are apparently the only ones seeing development.

 

The rates of non-subsidised LPG cylinder were hiked by Rs 50 in Delhi and the changes were implemented with effect from February 15, 2020, reported news agency ANI.

Delhi observed a hike of Rs 50 on non-subsidised LPG  prices on February 14.

As per the new rates, a 14.2 kg non-subsidised LPG cylinder in Delhi now costs Rs 769.

It may be mentioned here that the price of cooking gas was hiked by Rs 25 on February 4 across the four metro cities-Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

The price of LPG gas cylinder is determined by the state-run oil companies and is revised on a monthly basis.

Households in India are allowed a maximum of 12 LPG cylinder purchases per year at subsidised rates.

Cylinders have to be bought at full price at the time of purchase, and the subsidy is then credited to the customer's bank account by the government.

The price rise is going to harshly affect a lot of Indian families.

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