New Delhi: The price of a 19-kg commercial LPG cylinder has been hiked by Rs 102.50 on Sunday, May 1. The cylinder will now cost Rs 2355.50, which was earlier priced at Rs 2253. Also, a 5-kg LPG cylinder is now priced at Rs 655. To much relief to people, the increase in prices has not happened in domestic LPG cylinders that are sold to households.
In the national capital, the 19 kg commercial cylinder now costs Rs. 2,355.50. In Mumbai, commercial LPG price was hiked to Rs. 2,307 from Rs. 2,205 per cylinder. Whereas, in Kolkata, a consumer will have to shell out Rs. 2,455 for a 19-kg cylinder instead of Rs. 2,351, At the same time, instead of Rs. 2,406, a customer will have to spend Rs. 2,508 in Chennai from today.
Earlier on April 1, the price of the 19-kg commercial LPG was raised by Rs 250 per cylinder to Rs 2,253. And, on March 1, the price of commercial LPG was increased by Rs 105.
The price hike is due to a rise in global energy prices as a result of the Ukraine situation and supply worries.
However, it is reassuring that the price increase has occurred in commercial gas cylinders rather than domestic LPG cylinders.
Following the assembly elections in five states, the prices of petrol, diesel, and LPG have been steadily rising. The price of a subsidised household LPG cylinder increased by Rs 50 on March 22. Previously, there was no change in the price of home LPG cylinders after October 6, 2021.
Meanwhile, Oil marketing companies, which include Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation, are scheduled to organise more than 5,000 LPG panchayats across the country today to celebrate Ujjwala Diwas. Apart from experience sharing, aimed at safe and sustained usage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the oil marketing companies will also make efforts to maximise customer enrolment.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a popular initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government for social inclusion. Under the scheme, a free LPG connection is provided to every BPL household.