LPG cylinder price slashed by Rs 200 ahead of upcoming assembly electionstext_fields
New Delhi: Ahead of the approaching assembly elections in areas like Madhya Pradesh, the government, in an effort to counter the Congress's promise of cheaper LPG during the approaching assembly elections in areas like Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday announced a Rs 200 per cylinder reduction in the cost of home cooking gas.
A 14.2-kg LPG cylinder costs Rs 1,103 in New Delhi currently. It will cost Rs 903 from Wednesday.
For Ujjwala beneficiaries, the price will be Rs 703 after considering the continuing Rs 200 per cylinder subsidy.
Announcing the decision, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said the move is aimed at providing relief to households.
Also, the government will provide an additional 75 lakh Ujjwala connections, which will take the total PMUY beneficiaries to 10.35 crores.
With PTI inputs