NEW DELHI: The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), was on Thursday hiked by Rs 26.50 per cylinder.
The 14.2-kg LPG cylinder, which consumers purchase beyond their annual entitlement of six units at subsidised rates, will now cost Rs.922, up from Rs.895.50 in Delhi, according to the Indian Oil Corporation.
A subsidised cooking gas (LPG) cylinder currently costs Rs 410.
The government recently put a cap on supply of subsidised cooking gas to 6 cylinders of 14.2-kg size per household in a year.
Any requirement over and above this will have to be bought at market price.
BJP slams gas price hike
BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the people of Himachal Pradesh, like citizens in other parts of the country, were reeling under price rise and the hike in LPG prices would burden them further.
Prasad attacked Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the price rise.
"Why is the government not able to control prices? The price of a non-subsidised cooking gas cylinder has gone up by over Rs.26. The people of the hills, the people of Himachal are finding it difficult to cope with the price rise. People elsewhere in the country are also reeling under price rise. Neither Sonia Gandhi, nor Manmohan Singh or Rahul Gandhi can give a reply. They make baseless allegations in election rallies in Himachal," Prasad said.
He said the Congress leaders should answer why their government is not able to control prices. LPG cylinders are widely used in Himachal Pradesh and the issue of price and availability of cooking gas has electoral ramifications. (With input from IANS)
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