Troubled by rising LPG prices? You can reclaim the subsidy now


Rocketing oil prices have pushed up the domestic rate of non-subsidised cooking gas by Rs 389 a cylinder, or 79%, in the last two years.

Troubled by rising LPG prices? You can reclaim the subsidy now

About two crore consumers who had given up cooking gas subsidy or never received one can get the benefit by asking their gas agency at a time when rapidly rising crude oil price is making the kitchen fuel expensive, oil company executives said.

Rocketing oil prices have pushed up the domestic rate of non-subsidised cooking gas by Rs 389 a cylinder, or 79%, in the last two years, the steepest among all dominant kitchen fuels in the country, setting a chatter among consumers if they can reclaim subsidy they gave up a few years ago.

By comparison, the price of cooking gas sold below market rates has risen just 17.6% in two years. This has meant a sixfold rise in subsidy to Rs 376.6 on a 14-kg cylinder from Rs 62.9 two years ago. Read more

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