Giving a strong jolt to the households, the government has hiked the prices of non-subsidised LPG cylinders by Rs 38.50 per unit. Now it will cost Rs. 529 per cylinder in Delhi. Increased rates will be applicable from Monday midnight.
Just a day after the Diwali, this kind of news may ruin the happiness of festival.
Speaking at an event today, PM Narendra Modi praised Haryana, which is celebrating the Golden jubilee of its formation on November 1, for taking upon itself to declare the state Kerosene-free by linking all LPG beneficiaries with Aadhar card.
“Some seven or eight districts have already become Kerosene-free in Haryana.
“The way they have taken upon them, I am sure they will succeed and help stop pilferage, save environment and conserve foreign exchange, besides helping the people of the state and putting an end to corruption that middlemen indulged in,” he said.
Last week, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) aims at providing five crore LPG connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) households in the country within three years.
The ambitious project, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ballia on May 1 this year, would transform the lives of women of BPL families by reducing the drudgery of cooking with polluting fuels and go a long way in reducing indoor pollution and other health hazards.
Pradhan said that PMUY aims at replacing the polluting cooking fuels mostly used in rural areas with more clean and efficient LPG.
(With inputs from agencies)