The price of commercial LPG cylinders has been revised once again and there is an increase in the rate of 19 kg and 5 kg cylinders.
The price of a 19-kg commercial LPG cylinder has been hiked to Rs 2355.50 from Rs 2253 in the national capital.
The rate of a 19-kg commercial cylinder has been increased by Rs 102.50 in Delhi while a 5 Kg cylinder will now cost Rs 655.
Meanwhile, Oil marketing companies, which include Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation, are scheduled to organise more than 5,000 LPG panchayats across the country on May 1 to celebrate Ujjwala Diwas which also coincides with Labour’s Day.
Apart from experience sharing, aimed at safe and sustained usage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the oil marketing companies will also make efforts to maximise customer enrolment.
In addition to LPG panchayats, distribution of new connections under Ujjwala 2.0; explaining the details of new Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) categories, and collection of KYC forms for the ongoing Ujjwala 2.0 scheme, organizing Free Hot Plate service camps, organisation of safety clinics, facilitation of Ujjwala beneficiaries etc will also be organised, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas said in a statement on Saturday.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a popular initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for social inclusion. Under the scheme, free LPG connection is provided to every BPL household.
On the occasion of Ujjwala Diwas on Sunday, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameshwar Teli is scheduled to preside over a Ujjwala Diwas celebration programme at Dibrugarh, Assam. The minister is also scheduled to hand over LPG connections to new Ujjwala beneficiaries