Diesel slightly cheaper in Delhi (Lead)

June 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday announced a marginal decrease in diesel prices while cooking gas cylinders will be cheaper for the poor, who will only have to pay Rs.10 more.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting where the decision was taken, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit said: “We have reduced the price by 37 paise per litre for diesel, and for the BPL (below poverty line) and Antyodaya families who use LPG cylinders, we have given a subsidy of Rs.40 per cylinder.”

Diesel will now cost Rs.40.38 per litre instead of the Rs.40.75 it had gone up to after the Rs.3 per litre hike Friday.

Asked about the financial implications of the decision, Dikshit said if both subsidies are added, then the financial implication will Rs.38 crore annually.

Cooking gas will now cost Rs.355.35 per cylinder for the poor. However, the rest will have to pay Rs.395.35 per cylinder.

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