Centre cuts domestic LPG cylinder price by Rs 200


In a relief for citizens, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to cut LPG domestic gas cylinder prices by Rs 200 for all users.
Briefing reporters on the decision of the Union Cabinet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur said the decision is a gift from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the women of the country on Onam and Raksha Bandhan.
“PM Modi has decided Rs 200 reduction in the price of domestic LPG cylinders, for all users…this is a gift from PM Narendra Modi, to the women of the country, during the occasion of Raksha Bandhan,” he said.
The meeting of the Cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Thakur also said that the Centre has decided to add another 75 lakh Ujjwala gas beneficiaries. At present, there are 9.6 crore beneficiaries of the scheme.
At present, 14.2-kg LPG cylinder costs Rs 1,103 in New Delhi. It will cost Rs 903 from Wednesday. In the same way, the price will be Rs 703 for Ujjwala beneficiaries after considering the continuing Rs 200 per cylinder subsidy.
In 2014, when we first came to power, only 14.5 crore citizens had domestic LPG connections, Thakur said. “Today that number has increased to 33 crore, in which 9.6 crore have been distributed under the Ujjwala scheme,” he added.
Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, expressed his happiness with the decision, stating, “We understand the challenges faced by households in managing their budgets. The reduction in cooking gas prices is aimed at providing direct relief to families and individuals, while also supporting the government’s larger goal of ensuring affordable access to essential items.”