After the 50 Rs hike in the price of domestic LPG cylinders, from now on the consumer will have to pay 1,103 Rs for a 14.2 Kg cylinder.
In march 2022, the price was 949.50 Rs. In less than 1 year, the price has increased by 153 Rupees. Both prices are in the capital of the country, New Delhi.
After the news of the hike came out opposition start attacking the BJP government and specially Smriti Irani with her image of protesting against cylinder prices.
The image was of a protest during the UPA government before 2014 when the consumer was getting cylinders for 410 Rupees.
There have been heavy politics on cylinder prices. Many BJP leader is saying that LPG cylinder is still cheaper than the UPA government. But with some tricks, they just tell the price of the non-subsidized cylinder.
On January 1, 2014, consumers were getting cylinders for 414 Rupees. But for almost 2 years consumer is not getting any kind of subsidy.
In the year 2020 government stop giving subsidies due to corona outbreak, but after the pandemic is gone I think they forgot to start it again. And they are still trying to defend themselves by comparing the price of a non-subsidized cylinder.
The beneficiaries of PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjawal Yojna) are still getting a 200 rupees subsidy on each cylinder for 12 cylinders per year. There are almost 30 Crore LPG connections in India, out of which around 9 Crore of connection falls under Ujjawala Yojna.
The remaining 21 Crore are not getting any kind of subsidy since the early days of Corona. And the consumer who is getting a 200 Rupees subsidy, still has to pay 903 Rupees from their pocket.
If we look from the consumer’s point of view, those who are getting subsidies are still paying double what they are paying in 2014. And 21 Crore connections are not getting any kind of subsidy.
So whoever is saying the cylinder is getting cheaper in the NDA government should try to know how much the consumer is paying.
Even after taking the subsidy into the account, the beneficiaries of Ujjawala Yojna, which is for poor people, that poor people have to pay 903 Rupees for a cylinder.
All the price mentioned above is of Delhi, the price can differ according to the state you are living in.