Thursday 24 April 2014
News updated at 7:01 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

LPG cylinder gets dearer by Rs. 40 in Delhi

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS):

The Delhi government Monday announced increase in the price of LPG cylinders by Rs.40 each, a move that many Delhiites will find hard to digest in the face of soaring inflation in food prices.

LPG cylinders


While presenting the annual budget for the national capital in the assembly, Finance Minister A.K. Walia proposed withdrawing the subsidy on LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) in the state.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the subsidy was given for LPG when the inflation rate was very high.
“A lot has been spent on the infrastructure in the wake of the Commonwealth Games. We hope that we will be able to cover our losses after this move. There has been a lot of developmental work in the city and more is to happen. So for that, a lot more money is needed,” she said.

A 14.2 kg LPG cylinder presently costs Rs.285 in Delhi.
Addressing a press conference, Walia said: “This is a growth oriented budget keeping in mind the Commonwealth Games and 'aam admi'. We have exhausted all our resources as we have spent (so) much on Commonwealth Games project and we need more money”.
"None of the state governments gives subsidy on LPG, so we have decided to withdraw it too," he said.


The hike in LPG cylinder price came as a shocker for Delhiites.  
“I am disappointed as rising food price is pinching monthly budget and this will add salt to injury. I believe they could have withdrawn the subsidy from cooking fuel only after taming food prices,” said Sanjay Nanda, a young professional.
Although some the colonies in Delhi have LPG gas pipelines, many people still prefer the gas cylinders.

Sangeeta Singh, a housewife, said: “The middle class had trusted Sheila Dikshit's government and had voted her back to power. This is her way of rewarding them.”
Disappointed by the rise in LPG prices, Moushmi Majumdar, said: “It will upset my home budget and  I have to cut down on daily expenses. As such prices of essential commodities have gone up and have hit the middle class the most.”
The Delhi government also increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel from 12.5 percent to 20 percent, which will make it Rs.2.37 costlier.
The government has imposed luxury tax on on high-end mobile phones, watches and ready made garments.   

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A worker spreads paddy crop for drying at a rice processing unit in Bavla...

A worker spreads paddy crop for drying at a rice processing unit in Bavla...

A helicopter flies past as Bangladesh's naval frigate BNS Abu Bakar participates in multi-country...

A helicopter flies past as Bangladesh's naval frigate BNS Abu Bakar participates in multi-country...

Sachin Tendulkar poses for a photograph with his wife Anjali during his 41st bithday celebrations...

Sachin Tendulkar poses for a photograph with his wife Anjali during his 41st bithday celebrations...

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh showing the ink mark on his finger after casting vote for Lok Sabha...

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh showing the ink mark on his finger after casting vote for Lok Sabha...

Residents trying to salvage their belongings after a massive fire gutted their houses in Patna...

Residents trying to salvage their belongings after a massive fire gutted their houses in Patna...

A honeybee ‘caught’ by a ‘len’s eye’ while feeding on nectar...

A honeybee ‘caught’ by a ‘len’s eye’ while feeding on nectar...

Labourers thrash cornflower stalks in a field during morning hours near Vrindavan...

Labourers thrash cornflower stalks in a field during morning hours near Vrindavan...

Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh offers floral tribute at Khomjam War Memorial Complex...

Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh offers floral tribute at Khomjam War Memorial Complex...

In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Olivia Wilde, and Jason Sudeikis arrive at the ...

In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Olivia Wilde, and Jason Sudeikis arrive at the ...

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a reception ...

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a reception ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523