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New Delhi: The price of 14.2 kg Domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder has been increased by Rs 50 with effect from today.
With the latest revision, the domestic cylinder will cost Rs 999.50 per cylinder. This is the second increase in LPG rates since early October. On March 22, the price was hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder.
Earlier this month, the price of 19-kg commercial LPG cylinder was increased on May 1 by around Rs 102 to Rs 2,355.5 in Delhi. The price of a 5-kg LPG commercial cylinder was also increased to Rs 655.
The hike in cylinder prices has come at a time when people are already troubled by the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country.
The move came after sharp criticism of the Union government’s strategy of maintaining high fuel taxes throughout the pandemic as a means of shoring up the Indian government’s fiscal deficit.