Cooking gas in India has become dearer with state-run fuel companies hiking its price by Rs 50.

While the price of a 14.2 kg domestic LPG cylinder has increased by Rs 50, the price of a 5kg short cylinder and a 19 g cylinder has increased by Rs 18 and Rs 36.50 respectively.

The price of a commercial cylinder has seen a hike of Rs 54.50.

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The prices of LPG gas cylinders are revised on a monthly basis, a report stated.

Although Indian households are allowed to purchase a maximum of 12 LPG cylinders per year at subsidised rates, buyers have to pay the full amount at the time of purchase.

The subsidy amount, which the government later credits to their accounts, varies due to fluctuations in average international LPG prices and foreign exchange rate.

A non-subsidised 14.2 kg gas cylinder will now cost Rs 644 in Delhi, Rs 670.50 in Kolkata, Rs 644 in Mumbai and Rs 660 in Chennai.


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