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After Petrol, Consumers Now Feel Pinch Of LPG Cylinder Price Hike

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no respite for consumers as the price of cooking gas has been hiked by Rs 25 across the country on Monday.

The hike has now taken the price of a 14.2 kg household LPG cylinder to Rs 845.50. It is for the third consecutive time that the prices of LPG cylinder have been revised in the month of February.

On February 25, cooking gas prices were hiked by Rs 25 Similarly, the prices were earlier increased on February 4 and February 14, respectively.

It is pertinent to mention here that prices of cooking gas have been steadily on the rise since December 2020. The price of a non-subsidised LPG cylinder was increased from Rs 594 to Rs 644 on December 1, official sources said.

The LPG prices have now risen by nearly Rs 200 in the last three months.

The hike in cooking gas will adversely impact the lives of people who are already facing the brunt due to the steep rise in the prices of petrol and diesel for the past couple of months.

“We are yet to revive from the COVID-19 induced lockdown and now the prices of cooking gas have been revised. It will hit our monthly household budget as already we are facing hardships due to price rise of petrol and diesel,” said Gitanjali, a resident of Bhubaneswar.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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