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Jan 17, 2013 at 03:09pm IST

Cap on subsidised LPG cylinders hiked from 6 to 9 from April 2013

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas's proposal to increase the number of subsidised LPG cylinders available to households to nine a year from the current cap of six. The price of LPG cylinder will, however, remain unchanged.

"I am happy to inform that the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs has decided to raise the cap on subsidised LPG to nine cylinders per household in a year from existing six cylinders," said Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Veerappa Moily after the

meeting on Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA).

The government had on Wednesday sought permission from the Election Commission to hike the cap on subsidised cylinders as three states - Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland - will go to polls soon and the model code of conduct is in force. Giving its approval, the Election Commission said the decision was not a violation of code as it was an ongoing scheme.

With effect from April 1, 2013, all households will be will be entitled to nine cylinders per annum instead of the earlier six.

Prices of LPG cylinders:

Susidised LPG cylinder:

Delhi - Rs 410 per cylinder

Kolkata - Rs 412 per cylinder

Mumbai - Rs 435 per cylinder

Chennai - Rs 398 per cylinder

Non-subsidised LPG:

Delhi - 895 per cylinder

Kolkata - 925 per cylinder

Mumbai - 906 per cylinder

Chennai - 890 per cylinder