The Modi government at the Center has again given a blow to inflation. LPG cylinder prices have been increased for the third time in February. LPG prices of all categories have increased by Rs 25 per cylinder on Thursday. This includes subsidized cylinders, cylinders used by the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme. LPG prices have risen in the international market amid improvement in demand after the Corona epidemic was under control. This is the reason that the price of the LPG cylinder has been increased for the third time this month.
According to the LPG cylinder notification of the public sector fuel companies, the price of 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi has now gone up to Rs 794. Till now its price was Rs 769. The special thing is that the prices of both the subsidized and non-subsidized cylinders have been increased. The price of LPG is the same across the country. The government provides subsidies to some select customers.
However, the subsidy has ended after a steady increase in prices in metros and big cities over the past few years. Consumers in Delhi do not get any subsidy on LPG. The price of LPG cylinder has now gone up to Rs 794 for all consumers. An official of the petroleum company said that consumers from remote areas are given some subsidy on LPG cylinders. This subsidy is given to cover the freight charges.
Earlier, the price of LPG was increased by Rs 25 per cylinder on February 4 and by Rs 50 per cylinder on February 15. LPG cylinders have been increasingly expensive since December. Its prices have increased by Rs 150 during this period. However, there was no change in petrol and diesel prices for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Petrol in Delhi is Rs 90.93 per liter and diesel is Rs 81.32 per liter.