The price of non-subsidized LPG was hiked on 1 January 2014 by 220 rupees per cylinder. The LPG cylinder of 14.2 kg that a consumer buys beyond entitled nine cylinders at subsidized rates will have to pay 1241 rupees per cylinder now in Delhi. A subsidized, 14.2-kg cylinder of LPG costs Rs 414 in Delhi.
In Mumbai it will cost 1264 rupees and 50 paise, whereas in Kolkata it will cost 1270 rupees and in Chennai it will cost 1234 rupees per cylinder. As per the state-owned fuel retailers, the price has been hiked in view of the firming international rates. Since December 2013, the price of the non-subsidized LPG rates has been increased three times. On 1 December 2013, the price was hiked by 63 rupees per cylinder and on 11 December it was increased by 3.50 rupees, when the commission for LPG dealers and distributors was raised by the Government.
The supply of the subsidized domestic LPG cylinder was capped by the Government of India to six per household in September 2012, which was increased to nine a household in January 2013. Any requirement above the limit of nine cylinders has to be purchased at the market rates. There exists no capping on the supply of a non-subsidized cylinder to a consumer.
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