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Big shock: LPG cylinders become expensive, prices have increased so much

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The public has received a big setback on Wednesday. Today there has been a huge increase in the price of non-subsidized domestic gas cylinders. According to the website of Indian Oil, a 14.2 kg cylinder has become expensive by Rs 144.50 in Delhi. Its price has now increased to Rs 858.50. In Kolkata, it increased by Rs 149 to Rs 896.00.12

Today there has been a huge increase in the price of non-subsidized domestic gas cylinders

Its price in Mumbai increased by Rs 145 to Rs 829.50. In Chennai, it has increased by Rs 147 to Rs 881. Please tell that after January 1 this year. Also, the price of gas cylinders had not increased.

 

The prices had not increased after 1st January 2020. https://t.co/iF6Ml6s2gP

— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2020

Prices had increased so much in January

In the new year, on January 1, 2020, the price of LPG cylinder was increased for the fourth consecutive month. At that time, non-subsidized gas cylinders in the major metros of the country became expensive by about Rs 19.00. Earlier customers were paying Rs 714.00 for a 14.2 kg unsubsidized cylinder in Delhi. It priced at Rs 747 in Kolkata. In Mumbai and Chennai, the price of 14.2 kg unsubsidized cylinders was Rs 684.50 and Rs 734.00 respectively.

Price of 19 kg cylinder was changed on 1 February

At the same time, the price of a 19 kg cylinder was changed on February 1. It costs Rs 1,466 in Delhi, Rs 1,540 in Kolkata, Rs 1,416 in Mumbai and Rs 1,589.50 in Chennai.

The government gives subsidy on gas cylinders

At present, the government provides subsidy on 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg for each household in a year. If customers want more cylinders than this, then they buy them at market price. The price of a gas cylinder changes every month. Its prices determine factors such as average international benchmarks and changes in foreign exchange rates.

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