BanglaHunt Desk: Demand for cooking gas (lpg) has increased across India. Besides, the price also increased. The country's oil companies have released a new list of cooking gas prices for the month of August. In the new list, the price of 14 kg unsubsidised cooking gas in Delhi has been reduced to Tk 594.
According to the IOCL website, prices of 14.2 kg of unsubsidised LPG cylinders went up in Delhi in July. Besides, Kolkata became expensive by four rupees, Mumbai by 3.50 rupees and Chennai by four rupees.
In the city of Kolkata, the price of 14 kg of cooking gas today stood at Tk 721, in Mumbai at Tk 594 and in Chennai at Tk 610.
The Modi government has already imposed additional tariffs on oil. Excise duty was levied at Rs 10 per liter on petrol and Rs 13 per liter on diesel. As a result, the countrymen will not get any benefit from the sinking oil price in the world market.
In India, the annual demand for petrol and diesel was expected to increase by 2.4 per cent. But due to the outbreak of corona, it has been reported to be reduced by 5.6 percent. In transport and agriculture, India's demand for diesel this year is 55.6 per cent lower than last year. On the other hand, petrol sales may fall by 60.6 per cent over last year. This year, 0.98 million tons of petrol may be sold. On the other hand, the demand for cooking gas has increased. As a result, sales have also increased. Cooking gas sales are still up 12.1 percent.