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

By Faizan Nizami | Last Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 17:32

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.

First Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 17:32
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