The Government has increased the price of diesel by five rupees per litre. However, there has been no increase in prices of petrol and PDS kerosene.
The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), in its meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh yesterday also decided to restrict the supply of subsidized LPG cylinders to each consumer to six per year. The new prices came into effect from last midnight.
Image: People pull a car by rope and shout slogans during a protest against the price hike in diesel and capping the number of subsidized cooking gas cylinders in Ahmadabad, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The government is facing angry protests from its political allies as well as the opposition after it raised the price of diesel fuel in a bid to curb its ballooning fiscal deficit and also announced a reduction in cooking gas subsidies. The replica of cooking gas cylinder on the right reads as "down with price rise." (AP)