Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring down the prices of petrol, diesel, and LPG. Ashok Gehlot has expressed deep concern over the wildly rising prices of petrol and diesel and ending the subsidy given on LPG cylinders.
CM Gehlot wrote in his letter that to provide clean fuel to the BPL families of the country, the Central Government had started the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, but due to the increase in the price of LPG, this scheme is proving to be unsuccessful in providing relief to the poor families.
Gehlot wrote that the poor people, who are facing livelihood crisis due to Kovid, have been unable to pay the cylinder price due to the termination of subsidy on LPG. Due to this, the percentage of consumers who refill the cylinders is continuously decreasing, which is a matter of serious concern.
Ashok Gehlot informed that in the month of January 2013, the price of a cylinder of domestic gas was Rs 865, on which a subsidy of Rs 477 was being given. The subsidy is not being given to the consumers for the last 18 months.
Gehlot said that due to the rising prices of petrol and diesel, it has become difficult for the common man to run the household expenses.
With the increase in the cost of transportation, the cost of goods and services has also increased. Retail inflation has been over 6 percent in the recent past, mainly due to rising prices of petrol and diesel. Ashok Gehlot has appealed to the central government to take appropriate steps to control petrol and diesel prices.