Agency New Delhi: Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) price on Wednesday was hiked by 28 paisa per cylinder and now costs over Rs 82 more than the rate in 2014, when the BJP government came to power. LPG price was hiked by Rs 0.28 per cylinder and that of non-subsidised gas by Rs 6 per bottle. A 14.2-kg subsidised LPG cylinder will now cost Rs 496.14 in the national capital as against Rs 495.86 previously. With this increase, the price of subsidised LPG has gone up by over 82 or about a fifth in last five years.
Subsidised LPG was priced at Rs 414 per cylinder in early 2014.
Simultaneously, the price of non-subsidised LPG was increased by Rs 6 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 712.50.
This is the third straight increase in LPG rate.
Non-subsidised LPG is the gas that consumer buys after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg at sub-market or subsidised rates in a year.
Also, the price of kerosene sold through the public distribution system (PDS) was increased to Rs 31.13 per litre in Mumbai from Rs 30.87.
This is in accordance with the 2016 decision to raise rates by 25 paise a litre every month till subsidy on the fuel is eliminated.
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