Subsidised LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) rates and non-subsidised rates were revised with effect from February 1, 2018. In the second LPG price revision this year, LPG rates have been changed marginally across Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. After the February 1 revision, subsidised LPG rates are Rs 495.63 per cylinder in Delhi, Rs 498.60 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 493.37 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 483.77 per cylinder in Chennai, according to Indian Oil Corporation's website - iocl.com. The given LPG rates reflect the effective cost to consumer for an LPG cylinder of 14.2 Kg after subsidy in metros, according to Indian Oil, which supplies LPG or cooking gas under brand Indane.
Latest LPG rates in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai from February 1, 2018
|Subsidised LPG rate||Non-subsidised LPG rate|
|(in Rs per 14.2 Kg cylinder)|
Non-subsidised LPG rates after latest price change
With effect from February 1, 2018, non-subsidised LPG rates were at Rs 736 per cylinder in Delhi, Rs 757 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 708 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 746 per cylinder in Chennai, according to Indian Oil. The non-subsidised rate came down by Rs 4-5 across the four metros - Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai - compared with the January 1 price revision.
Subsidised LPG cylinder quota
Every household in the country is entitled to 12 LPG cylinders of 14.2 kg each at subsidised rates in a year. Any requirement beyond that is to be purchased at market price (non-subsidised LPG rates).
In Budget 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed to increase the target of providing free LPG connection to 8 crore women, from 5 crore.
"Initially our target was to provide free LPG connections to about 5 crore poor women. But in view of the pace of implementation of Ujjwala scheme and its popularity among the women, we propose to increase the target of providing free connection to 8 crore poor women," the finance minister said on the Prime Minister's Ujjwala Scheme while unveiling the Budget 2018.
Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a social welfare scheme launched in May 2016, the government aims to safeguard the health of women and children by providing them with clean cooking fuel in the form of LPG.