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Guwahati Sees Drop in LPG Prices, 19kg Cylinder Cost Remains High


LPG prices in Guwahati have witnessed a notable decline, offering some relief to consumers amid ongoing concerns about rising fuel costs. However, despite the reduction in prices, the cost of a 19kg cylinder remains relatively high, prompting scrutiny from consumers and authorities alike.

The drop in LPG prices comes as welcome news for residents of Guwahati, who have been grappling with the economic impact of inflation and escalating living expenses. The reduction in prices reflects global trends in the energy market, with decreased demand and increased supply contributing to the downward pressure on prices.

According to recent reports, the price of a 14.2kg domestic LPG cylinder in Guwahati has decreased by Rs. 10, bringing it down to Rs. 874.50. This reduction marks a modest yet significant relief for consumers who rely on LPG for cooking and household purposes.

However, despite the overall decline in LPG prices, the cost of a 19kg cylinder remains relatively elevated, with consumers expressing frustration over the disparity in pricing between different cylinder sizes. The price of a 19kg cylinder in Guwahati currently stands at Rs. 1846, reflecting a substantial financial burden for many households.

The disparity in pricing between 14.2kg and 19kg cylinders has raised concerns among consumers, who argue that the cost of the larger cylinder should be more proportionate to its size and capacity. Many households, particularly those with higher consumption requirements, rely on 19kg cylinders as their primary source of cooking fuel, making the elevated cost a significant financial strain.

Authorities have taken note of the disparity in LPG prices and have pledged to address the issue to ensure fairness and affordability for consumers. Efforts are underway to engage with LPG distributors and suppliers to explore options for mitigating the cost burden on consumers, particularly those who rely on larger cylinder sizes.

In the meantime, consumers are urged to explore alternative strategies for managing their LPG expenses, such as opting for smaller cylinder sizes or exploring energy-efficient cooking methods. Additionally, efforts to promote awareness about government subsidies and welfare schemes aimed at assisting low-income households with LPG expenses are underway to ensure that vulnerable segments of the population receive the support they need.

As discussions continue regarding LPG pricing and affordability in Guwahati, consumers remain hopeful for further reductions in prices and greater transparency in pricing mechanisms. With ongoing efforts to address the concerns raised by consumers, stakeholders are optimistic about achieving a more equitable and sustainable LPG pricing regime that benefits all residents of Guwahati.

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