LPG Price up by Rs 25, Fuel Prices Rise Again; Common Man Impacted
The govt has increased the LPG cylinder price by Rs 25 per cylinder and prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 0.26/litre and Rs. 0.03/litre respectively
GUWAHATI: Yet again the common citizens of India including Guwahati will bear the burnt in their pockets with the rise of the price of non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder along with petrol and diesel prices.
Non-subsidised LPG cylinder means those used for commercial purposes like in restaurants, hotels and other commercial establishments. Government has not raised the prices of subsidised LPG cylinder or the ones that people use for household purposes.
After the current hike of Rs. 25, the price of cooking gas in Guwahati was seen at Rs. 768. Earlier, the LPG gas price was at Rs. 743.
A citizen in Guwahati said, "It's better we roll back to our early days when people use to cook on a wood fire, this govt is merciless and just doing business and playing with supply and demand. "
Meanwhile, the price of petrol in Guwahati today stands at Rs. 89.26 and that of diesel at Rs. 82.96. Today the price of petrol increased by Rs. 0.26 and for diesel, it was Rs. 0.03 respectively.
Speaking to Sentinel, one of the cab drivers said, "With the increase in fuel price we are finding it difficult to survive."
"After paying the fuel dues and paying commission to the company we have nothing left, we hope the govt notice this," he added.
Another commuter said, "What I have seen, since the start of the BJP govt, the price of fuel oil has only gone up and no sign of coming down."
"The hike is done by Rs. 3-4 but the reduction is done in paise," he added.
Further, he added that the common man is bearing all the burnt- from paying income tax, road tax and now never-ending hike in fuel price, we are the chosen one.
Meanwhile, in other states, an LPG cooking gas cylinder user in New Delhi will have to pay Rs 719 instead of Rs 694.
The LPG price in Lucknow has become Rs 757 from Rs 732, LPG price in Noida will become Rs 717 instead of Rs 692.
The Government has also increased the commercial (19 kg) LPG cylinder price from Rs 1349 to Rs 1533 an increase of Rs 184 per LPG cylinder price.
Its is to be mentioned that earlier on February 1, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that there will be no increase in petrol and diesel prices.
Further, the Union Minister stated that there will be no additional burden on people.
However, while presenting the Union budget for the financial year 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Farm cess of Rs 2.5/litre on petrol and Rs 4 on diesel has been proposed by the Centre.
There will be no pressure on consumers as other duties and cess was revised before the new agriculture infrastructure cess was calculated, Sitharaman said.