LPG cylinder prices go up


New Delhi, (UNI)

Due to increase in the price of LPG in the international market, non-subsidized LPG cylinder has become expensive in the country from Monday.

State-run Indian Oil Corporation said that the price of 14.2 kg non-subsidised domestic LPG cylinder in the national capital Delhi has been fixed at Rs 593 for June compared to Rs 581.50 in May. Thus, it has been increased by Rs 11.50. Earlier in May, the price was drastically cut by Rs 162.50.

According to an Indian Oil statement said, "The price of LPG has increased in the international market for the month of June. Due to increase in the price in the international market, the market price of LPG in Delhi has been increased by Rs 11.50 per cylinder. However, this will not affect the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana as they will be given free cylinders till June 30 under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.'

In other cities also, the prices of domestic LPG cylinders have been increased. In Kolkata, it has become costlier by Rs 31.50, Mumbai by Rs 11.50 and Chennai by Rs 37.

The price of 19 kg LPG cylinder used in hotels and restaurants has increased by more than Rs 100.

Its price has increased to Rs 1,139.50 with rise of Rs 110 in Delhi, Rs 1,193.50 in Kolkata with the increase of Rs 107.50, Rs 1,087.50 in Mumbai and Rs 1,254 in Chennai with increase of Rs 109.50.


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