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LPG price breaches Rs 1,000 per cylinder, highest in Srinagar

SRINAGAR

The retail selling price of non-subsidies LPG cylinders has topped Rs 1,000 in many states this month following two hikes.

The price of 14.2-kg subsidised LPG cylinder (non-subsidised) is highest in Jammu and Kashmir (Srinagar), followed by Bihar, Jammu, Chhattisgarh, according to Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell.

Here are the prices in different cities:

LPG prices have gone up every month since June due to the GST paid on higher base price. Since April, the price has risen by Rs 287.5 per cylinder.

States where LPG (non-subsidised) prices are above Rs 1,000

Srinagar (J&K): Rs 1,065

Bihar: Rs 1,039

Jammu (J&K): Rs 1,017

Chhattisgarh: Rs 1,003

States where LPG (non-subsidised) prices are nearing Rs 1,000

Assam: Rs 993

Jharkhand: Rs 998

Telangana: Rs 999

All LPG consumers buy cylinders at retail prices, after which the government subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each per households in a year through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT). However, those have given up the subsidy under ‘Give It Up’ government scheme will pay the full amount.

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