The price of a domestic cooking gas LPG cylinder has been once again hiked by Rs 25 a price from Monday. After the price revision, the 14.2 kilogram LPG cylinder would cost Rs 819 a refill in New Delhi. The price of commercial LPG cylinders of 19 kg was hiked by Rs 95 apiece to Rs 1,614 per cylinder.
The price of the domestic use cylinder was last week hiked by Rs 25 on Thursday, the third increase in the month of February itself, taking its price Rs 794 a cylinder in Delhi.
While the practice of weekly or fortnightly price revision of cooking gas is normally done for non-subsidised cylinders, this year oil companies shave maintained an almost equal increase in the price of subsidised LPG cylinders as well.
This has equated its price with market prices of cooking gas and thus helping the government to completely eliminate direct benefit transfer (DBT) extended to cooking gas consumers.
This has received huge criticism from the public. People are worried about the effect it will have on those who are at the lowest rung of the ladder. Several people have taken to Twitter to lodge their dissent against the continuously rising prices.
Here are some of the reactions.
With inputs from IANS.