Want to reconsider hike in non-subsidised LPG price: Ravi

Earlier on Wednesday, the price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by a steep Rs 220 per bottle Wednesday on firming international rates.

By Faizan Nizami | Last Updated: Jan 02, 2014, 17:32 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Union minister Vayalar Ravi on Monday stated that he wants a reconsideration of
the decision to increase the price of non-subsidised LPG.

Earlier on Wednesday, the price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming their quota of subsidised cylinders, was hiked by a steep Rs 220 per bottle on firming international rates.

The 14.2-kg cooking gas cylinder that consumers buy beyond their entitled nine bottles at subsidised rates, will now cost Rs 1,241, up from Rs 1,021 in Delhi, state-owned fuel retailers said.

This is the third increase in non-subsidised LPG rates in the past month.

The price was hiked by Rs 63 a cylinder to Rs 1,017.50 on December 1. It was increased by a further Rs 3.50 to Rs 1,021 on December 11, when the government raised the commission for LPG dealers and distributors.