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LPG Price in India (5th December 2022)

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LPG Price in India is determined by the state-run oil companies and is revised on a monthly basis. Almost all the household in India has a LPG connection and it is mainly used for cooking purpose. An increase in LPG prices will affect the common man in general as they have to bear the brunt of the rising fuel prices in the current market scenario. The best part of it is the government of India is currently providing subsidy on the sale of domestic LPG cylinders to the consumers. The subsidy amount is directly credited to the individuals bank account after the purchase of the cylinder. The subsidy amount varies every month and is dependent on the changes in the average international benchmark LPG prices added with the foreign exchange rate. 

Today's LPG Price in Indian Metro Cities & State Capitals

City Dec 2022 Nov 2022
New Delhi ₹ 1,053.00 ₹ 1,053.00
Kolkata ₹ 1,079.00 ₹ 1,079.00
Mumbai ₹ 1,052.50 ₹ 1,052.50
Chennai ₹ 1,068.50 ₹ 1,068.50
Gurgaon ₹ 1,061.50 ₹ 1,061.50
Noida ₹ 1,050.50 ₹ 1,050.50
Bangalore ₹ 1,055.50 ₹ 1,055.50
Bhubaneswar ₹ 1,079.00 ₹ 1,079.00
Chandigarh ₹ 1,062.50 ₹ 1,062.50
Hyderabad ₹ 1,105.00 ₹ 1,105.00
Jaipur ₹ 1,056.50 ₹ 1,056.50
Lucknow ₹ 1,090.50 ₹ 1,090.50
Patna ₹ 1,151.00 ₹ 1,151.00
Trivandrum ₹ 1,062.00 ₹ 1,062.00

LPG rates in India

The LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) price in India is determined by the state run-oil companies and is revised on monthly basis.

The price of LPG is important as it is directly liked with the kitchens of common people. LPG connect is present in almost every household and the hotels, restaurants for commercial use. A minor disturbance in the price could trigger a huge reaction across the country as they have to bear the brunt of the rising fuel prices. The price of LPG for domestic is different from the commercial. The commercial LPG is much more priced compared to domestic use LPG cylinder.

The exchange rate of the rupee versus the dollar and the worldwide benchmark rate are the two key factors that govern the price of LPG cylinders in India. Every family is entitled to up to 12 subsidized cylinders each year. If you need additional cylinders, you must pay the market price. The preceding month's worldwide market price determines LPG pricing in India.

In the current scenario, the government of India is providing the subsidy to its domestic customers. The best part of the subsidy is that the amount gets directly into the account of the beneficiary. The amount of the subsidy differs month to month, depending on changes in average international benchmark LPG prices plus the foreign currency rate. HP Gas, (by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited), Indane Gas (by Indian Oil Corporation Limited), and Bharat Gas, (by the Bharat Petroleum Gas) are top 3 LPG Gas cylinder connection providers in the country.

What is LPG?

The term LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas. It is also known as butane or propane. It is used as a fuel for cooking purpose apart from its use in heating equipment and for powering vehicles. The LPG is prepared by refining petroleum or wet natural gas and it is mostly derived from the fossil fuel sources. It is manufactured during the refining of crude oil or it is extracted from the natural gas streams as they emerge from the ground or it is derived from petroleum products.

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG is recovered from the wet natural gas by absorption process. The recovered product usually has a low boiling point and should be distilled to remove the lighter fractions, later it has to be treated to remove carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and water. The final finished product will be transported through the pipeline through specially built seagoing tankers. In some countries, transportation of the LPG will be done through rail, truck and barges.

The LPG cylinders which reach home for the domestic usage will be under relatively low pressures. In Europe, LPG water heaters have its presence largely. Apart from this, the bio-friendly fuel can also be used as an engine fuel and also for backup generators. The unique factor of LPG is it can be stored nearly for a long time without degradation.
The usage of LPG emits less carbon dioxide when compared with coal, petrol or heating oil which virtually emits black carbon and other particles to the environment. LPG acts as a driver of economic growth in most of the developing countries as well as in rural areas.

A countless number of people rely on liquefied petroleum gas due to its instant, reliable, transportable and constant energy factors. Increased usage of LPG will reduce desertification and deforestation.

LPG Production Process

LPG is made during a natural gas processing and oil refining process. It is separated from the unprocessed natural gas using refrigeration technique and later extracted from heated crude oil using a distillation tower. The LPG which is obtained can be used as it or it can be separated into its three primary parts namely – propane, isobutane and butane.

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas is usually stored pressurized in the form of liquid in cylinders or in tanks.

Constituents of LPG

LPG constitutes a group of flammable hydrocarbon gases which are liquefied through pressurization and is commonly used as a fuel. The following list of gases are also labelled under LPG and it includes butane, isobutane, propane and mixture of all these three.

The Liquefied Petroleum Gases can be stored in steel vessels ranging from small BBQ gas bottles to larger tanks and gas cylinders.

LPG price in metro cities

 

CITY NOV 2021 OCT 2021
Mumbai 899.5 899.5
Pune 902.5 902.5
kolkata 926 926
New Delhi 899.5 899.5
Chennai 915.5 915.5
Gurugram 908.5 908.5
Noida 897.5 897.5
Bangaluru 902.5 902.5
Chandigarh 909 909
Hyderabad 952 952
Jaipur 903.5 903.5
Guwahati 948.5 948.5
Lucknow 937.5 937.5
Patna 998 998
Trivandrum 909 909
Bhubaneswar 926 926

Main Uses of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

LPG can be used for numerous purposes, important amongst them include

• In Homes, it is used for cooking, heating, BBQ
Electricity Generation in the case of generators, Co-gen, Tri-gen and Gas Turbines
Agriculture for greenhouses, flame weeding, crop drying
Business & Industry for forklifts, ovens, boilers, furnaces
Transportation for taxis, buses, autogas, commercial vehicles
Live Stock for Poultry Sheds, Diaries, Piggeries and so on

Why is LPG used as Most Preferred Cooking Fuel?

The LPG is considered as the most preferred cooking fuel due to the following reasons:

• It burns readily and gives off instant fuel.
• The flame is visible in nature.
• The flame can be adjusted to meet the heating requirements easily.
• It can be transported from one place to another in pressurized containers.
• It is easy to store LPG in a cylinder.
• It consumes less space in the kitchen to store an LPG cylinder.
• It is non-toxic in nature when burned.
• It is unlikely to have any kind of harmful effect on the environment.
• It does not release soot when burned and hence vessels can be washed cleanly.
• It is one of the most economical fuel source found in nature.
• It burns very efficiently with very fewer combustion emissions and does not create black smoke.
• Replacement of a cylinder can be done easily without any hassles.

Primary LPG Cylinder Providers in India

The following state-run companies are the primary LPG cylinder providers in India.

Bharat Gas

Bharat Gas is run by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Is usually provides gas connections for domestic consumption across households in India. The company provides a dedicated web portal for its customers who can use the platform to apply for new connections apart from booking for new LPG cylinder. To secure a new connection, customers have to submit a list of documents that will determine their eligibility apart from regulating the eligibility for subsidy provided by the government of India. The connection can be transferred from one place to another across any part of the country and this facility is available to all the customer of Bharat Gas.

Indane Gas

Indane Gas is run by the state-run Indian Oil Corporation. If one is looking to get an LPG connection for household purpose then one can opt for Indane. The LPG connection under Indane is available to everyone on submission of the required documents to the nearest Indane Gas distributor. The distributor will scrutinize the documents and verify if the applicant is eligible to participate in the several schemes run by the government of India to secure the subsidized gas connections mainly to those individuals who qualify for the same. The registration for the purpose of securing the gas connection can be done either through online mode. Customers of Indane Gas can book for cylinders by personally visiting the Indane Gas Distributor and can thereon refill the cylinder by booking for them via the internet or through phone or using SMS (mobile) application. The connection can be transferred from one place to another anywhere across the country as per the requirements of the customers.

HP Gas

The HP Gas is run by the state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. The company provides its customers with gas connections for household purpose across India. The customers are eligible for securing subsidy under the government scheme and according to the customers account will be credited with the subsidy amount post the purchase of the cylinder. One has to submit all the required documents which will be scrutinized thoroughly to check the eligibility for getting the subsidy under the government scheme. If the existing customers of HP Gas wish to change the gas connection from one place to another then the same will be done to any place across the country. For securing a new connection, one has to submit all the required documents as mentioned by the distributor of HP Gas at the time of submission of application form.

Required Documents for Securing New LPG Connection

The aspiring new customers have to submit the below-mentioned list of the document to secure a new LPG connection.

Proof of Identification Document (any one of the following)

• PAN Card
• Election Voter ID Card
• Aadhaar Card
• Passport
• Driving Licence
• Government Issued Photo ID Card

Proof of Address Documents (any one of the following)

• Driving Licence
• Ration Card
• Passport
• Lease Agreement
• Flat Allotment
• Self-declaration attested by a Gazetted Officer
• Aadhaar Card
• House Registration Document
• Rental Agreement Document
• Utility Bills like electricity, water bill, telephone bills
• Passport size photos
• Debit card or Credit card statement
• Bank Passbook

Limit on Domestic LPG cylinders

The Indian households are allowed to purchase up to 12 domestic LPG cylinders per year at subsidized rates. If the consumers cross the set mark of 12 LPG cylinders per year, then they will be charged at a non-subsidized rates starting from the 13th cylinder.

How to book for an LPG cylinder?

Gone are those days, wherein consumers had to book for an LPG cylinder by personally visiting the distributor and waiting anxiously till the cylinder arrives near the doorsteps. The technology has helped both the customers as well as the distributors to deliver an LPG cylinder on time to the doorsteps of the consumer without any hassles.

There are several ways through which an individual can book for an LPG gas cylinder. They are

• Distributor Agency
• Online Mode
• Mobile App for Android and i-phones
• SMS Mode
• IVRS Mode

Distributor Agency

Customers can visit their respective distributor agent at their office and can book for a new refilled cylinder in person. This can be done by providing the customer number and the payment for the same can be made at the time of delivery of the cylinder.

Online Mode

Now booking for a cylinder is an easy job as one can sit comfortably at home and can book for a new cylinder by providing the user id and password post registration. All the oil marketers including – HPCL, BPCL, IOCL are providing an option for their esteemed customers to book for a new cylinder via their respective web portal. This will help the customers to refill the empty cylinders without much hassles of physically visiting the distributor’s store every time.

Customers who prefer to book online can even make payment for cylinders via online mode using their debit card or credit card or via net banking or through Paytm option. Some of the distributors are providing a discount on the maximum retail price of the cylinder when payment is made via online mode.

 

Advantages of Booking an LPG cylinder via Online Mode

• One can book from the comfort of home or office and need not physically visit a shop to book for the cylinder.
• Consumers can make payment via online mode through net banking or using debit/credit cards.
• One has to just visit the website of the LPG provider to book for a cylinder post registering.
• Post delivery of the cylinder, the consumer will get an SMS or email notification.
• It is a convenient process to refill an empty cylinder.
• One need not have to bear additional charges to book through online mode.
• Refilling of the cylinder can be done anytime from anywhere.
• It is one of the safe and convenient methods to book for a cylinder.
• Easy payment option.
• The delivery tracking system is available.

Mobile App for Android and i-phones

The customers who are using the smartphone can download the app of the respective gas distributor from the store and proceed further to refill the LPG gas cylinder booking through there.

The customer has to first register themselves on the mobile app by providing the correct mobile number, e-mail address and a one-time password (OTP) which will be sent to the phone number for authentication of the registration process. Once the app registration process is done, the customer can go ahead and book for refilling an empty cylinder and can choose to pay for the cylinder either through debit/credit card or via online mode or through net banking.

The mobile app contains all the details pertaining to customer ID, booking history and so on.

As there is an increase in the number of customers who are paying through online mode, the gas marketing companies have introduced e-wallet payment options to ease out the payment procedure for LPG cylinders.

SMS Mode

Customers who wish to book for an LPG refilled cylinder can do so via SMS mode. The first thing they have to do is to register their mobile number with the gas distributor, post this a particular format needs to be followed and an SMS has to be sent according to the said format while booking for a new cylinder.

All the gas distributors provide the specific numbers in their respective websites to which the customers can send in the request for a new cylinder through SMS.

For Example: If a customer is procuring cylinder through Indane, then the procedure for registering for booking is as follows. For the first time, the customer has to send an SMS IOC < STD Code + distributor’s landline telephone number> to xxxxxxxxxx. If the distributor’s landline number is 080 25586948 and the consumer number is YC24569V, then SMS should be sent in the following format: IOC 080 25586948 YC24569V to xxxxxxxxxx.

For subsequent bookings, send an SMS IOC to xxxxxxxxxx, whenever the booking is made.

IVRS Mode

The term IVRS stands for Interactive Voice Response System and is a kind of technology which allows the computer to interact with the human beings through the use of voice and Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) tones input with the help of keyboard or by speech.

The customers can book for refilled LPG cylinder using IVRS and this facility is available across major cities in India. The system is simple yet efficient one which makes the booking procedure fast and helps the customer to order for a new refilled cylinder round the clock.

If the customer is using the IVRS for the first time, then they have to dial the specific IVRS number which has been particularly assigned to each of the distributors either from the mobile or through landline and then follow the steps to proceed further as guided by the voice response.

The IVRS offers the customer to choose the language option as the first step following which the customer has to enter the distributor’s phone number along with the STD code following this step one has to enter the 17 digit consumer number after this one has to select from the options and book for refilled LPG cylinder after this step the system will provide a reference number for refill booking and prompts the user to register the phone number for future use.

For further bookings, the registered users can dial the specific IVRS number which has been particularly assigned to each of the distributors from their registered phone number and proceed further by selecting the option through the interactive mode either for refill booking or for registering a complaint or for checking the status of the previous booking. If the customer chooses to refill booking option then the system will respond by providing the reference number for the same.

Types of LPG Cylinder in India

In India, the LPG cylinders are mainly differentiated into two types and they are

• Domestic LPG Cylinder
• Non-Domestic/Commercial LPG Cylinder

Domestic LPG Cylinder

The domestic LPG cylinder is mainly for domestic household and the same is available with all the gas distributors in the country. The prices of LPG is fixed by the state-run oil marketing companies and the same is arrived at based on currency exchange rate and crude prices at the global level. The LPG prices are regularly revised at the beginning of the month.

The domestic LPG cylinders are currently available to the users at subsidized rates. Due to the high rates of LPG cylinders the central government has stepped in and is providing all the LPG cylinders which are meant for domestic use at subsidized prices. In this process, the customer will have to pay the price which has been mentioned in the cash memo of the voucher issued by the distributor along with the delivery charges at the time of delivery of the LPG cylinder at one's doorsteps. Post which the subsidy amount will be directly credited to the customer's bank account which has been linked with the gas connection. The domestic LPG cylinders are painted with red colour for easy identification and to avoid its usage for non-domestic purposes. 

The subsidy amount on domestic cylinders depends on the city and it falls in the range between Rs 420 – Rs 465 for a 14.2 kg cylinder. In case of a non-domestic LPG cylinder, the subsidy rates fall between Rs 593 – Rs 605 per cylinder.

Domestic LPG Cylinders in India is available in

• 5 kgs
• 14.2 kgs

Commercial LPG Cylinders

The commercial LPG cylinders are the ones which are meant for its usage in non-domestic places which includes hotels, restaurants, industries, eatery joints, poultry, transportation, electricity generation, agricultural usage and so on. The prices of commercial LPG cylinders is fixed by the state-run oil marketing companies and the same is subject to revision on a regular basis. The crude rates at the global level and the currency exchange rate are the two main factors which are taken into consideration before arriving at the rates of commercial LPG cylinders in India.

The LPG cylinders are painted in blue colour for its easy identification.

The commercial LPG cylinders are priced high when compared to the ones which are used for the domestic purpose and these cylinders are not eligible to get a subsidy from the government.

Commercial LPG Cylinders in India are available in

• 5 kgs
• 19 kgs
• 47.5 kgs

How to link Aadhaar Card number with LPG Gas connection?

The Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme under the Pahal introduced by the Central government has mandated the consumers who use domestic LPG cylinders to link their Aadhaar number with the respective gas distributor with an intention to secure the subsidy amount through direct benefit transfer scheme. One has to link the Aadhaar number correctly to the bank account and gas connection to enjoy the benefits of the subsidy scheme.

Customers can choose from any of the below-mentioned options to link their Aadhaar card number with the LPG connection.

• Offline Method
• Online Mode
• SMS Mode
• IVRS Method

Offline Method

The customers have to either take a print out of the online form or has to collect the LPG linking form from the local gas distributor with whom they have secured an LPG gas connection. Fill in all the details as mentioned in the form including 17 digit LPG consumer number and 12 digit Aadhaar number. Attach a self-attested photocopy of Aadhaar card along with the form. After filling in all the required details, submit the form to the gas distributor for linking the Aadhaar number with the gas connection.

Online Mode

The customer can link their Aadhaar card with the gas distributor through online mode as well. For this, one has to visit the Resident Self Seeding Portal of UIDAI and enter the location and residential address. Proceeding further, one has to choose the benefit type that is the distributor with the customer is associated with (HP or Bharat Gas or Indane Gas). After this, the customer has to fill in the personal details and after filling in all the required information one has to click on the submit button.

After this, the customer will get an OTP (One Time Password) on his/her registered mobile number with UIDAI, the same has to be entered in the online form for the final submission.

SMS Mode

One has to first visit the respective web portal of the LPG marketing agency (Bharat Gas or Hindustan Petroleum Gas or Indane Gas) and check for the list of contact numbers of various states available in their portal. Note down the contact number of the state where you reside and send an SMS to the state’s contact number from the registered mobile number in the following format UID .

For Example: If the Aadhaar card number is 98765432101236, then the SMS format will be UID 98765432101236.

On sending the SMS in the above mentioned format, one will get a confirmation SMS informing about the successfully linking of Aadhaar number with gas connection.

IVRS Method

The customer has to follow the below-mentioned method to link an Aadhaar card number with the gas connection using IVRS method. One has to first visit the website portal of gas agency and find out the state from the list to get the IVRS contact number which usually differs from one distributor to another and also from one state to another. On getting the number, dial the number and follow the instructions as mentioned thereby entering the 12 digit Aadhaar number and by confirming the same by pressing 1 option and in this way, one can link the Aadhaar card with the respective gas distributor.

How to Book an Indane LPG Refill Cylinder using Amazon App?

Previously, the consumers of Indian Oil Corporation (Indane) could book LPG cylinders using several ways like IVR booking process, online process and so on. But now, the improved technology has helped the customers for booking an Indane cylinder online using Amazon App. Check for the steps below:

Step 1: First open the Amazon App on your mobile phone and select the ‘Pay Bills’ option.

Step 2: Now click on the ‘Gas Cylinder’ option.

Step 3: Now click on the ‘Select operator to Proceed’ further.

Step 4: After selecting the respective LPG service provider i.e Indane, enter your Registered Mobile Number or Indane LPG ID in the given box.

Step 5: Click on the ‘Get Booking Details’ button.

Step 6: The details of the Customer Name, Dealer Name and Bill amount will reflect on the screen.

Step 7: Now click on the ‘Continue’ option.

Step 8: Here you will have to select the payment option at your convenience. The available options for payment include UPI/Net Banking; Add Debit/Credit/ATM Card; Pay of Delivery; Amazon Pay Balance. After selecting the appropriate payment method, click on the ‘Place Order and Pay’ option.

Step 9: You have successfully placed an order for refilled Indane LPG cylinder using the Amazon App.

Pros of using Liquified Petroleum Gas

  • LPG is non-toxic and hence user friendly. 
  • It's non – corrosive and hence suitable for cooking purpose. 
  • The engines which use LPG will have minimal vibration.
  • LPG burns cleanly and the emission of particulate is very less. 
  • It has a high octane rating (over 100 research octane number).
  • Frequent cleaning of the combustion chamber is not necessary. 
  • It is easy to handle LPG gas. 
  • The fuel efficiency is high and fastens heat-up time. 
  • It is easily transportable.

Cons of using Liquified Petroleum Gas

  • Risk of explosion is present.
  • Irregular supply of LPG is a backdrop.
  • The costlier upfront cost involved.
  • Sometimes cylinders are filled incompletely.
  • In case of leakage, it leads to suffocation (liquefied petroleum gas is heavier than air).
  • It is hazardous owing to its inflammable nature. 
  • Costlier when compared with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
  • LPG has to be supplied in a heavy steel cylinder.

Why Should one use LPG?

Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG as it is popularly known as is one of the best forms of fuel which can be used for domestic purpose. Some of the unique facts about LPG form it as the best source of fuel for cooking.

The fuel is cheaper and cleaner than wood, charcoal. It does not pollute the environment and hence is safer to use at home without any callous. Apart from cooking, LPG can also be used for engine vehicles.

More efficient combustion property of LPG makes people go for it, without having any second thought. Easy to handle feature of LPG fuel also makes it user friendly.

All than a user has to do is to manage the gas flow instantaneously by switching on the knob and switching it off when not required. It provides the best control to the individual who is cooking to regulate the flame based on the requirement of the cooking.

Easier availability in India also makes LPG one of the most preferred form of cooking fuel.

How to Book LPG Cylinder Using Umang App?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to book an LPG Cylinder using the Umang app:

Step 1: First, download the Umang app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your smartphone.

Step 2: After successfully downloading the app, register yourself by verifying your mobile number.

Step 3: Select all the required details like the name of your service provider. You can even search for it too. Do ensure you have an account created on your service provider’s web portal.

Step 4: Proceed further and tap on the 'Refill order' and confirm your details by clicking on the' Confirm' button.

Step 5: The consumer can also opt for a cash-on-delivery option. Whichever, option the consumer selects, tap on 'Order Now' or tap on the 'Pay Now' button.

How to Book LPG Refill Cylinder using Amazon App?

Previously, the consumers of LPG cylinders were booking for a refilled cylinder through the IVR booking process. But now, they can even book for cylinder online using Amazon App. Check for the steps below:

Step 1: First open the Amazon App on your mobile phone and select the ‘Pay Bills’ option.

Step 2: Now click on the ‘Gas Cylinder’ option.

Step 3: Now click on the ‘Select operator to Proceed’ further.

Step 4: After selecting the respective LPG service provider, enter your Registered Mobile Number or LPG ID in the given box.

Step 5: Click on the ‘Get Booking Details’ button.

Step 6: The details of the Customer Name, Dealer Name and Bill amount will reflect on the screen.

Step 7: Now click on the ‘Continue’ option.

Step 8: Here you will have to select the payment option at your convenience. The available options for payment include UPI/Net Banking; Add Debit/Credit/ATM Card; Pay of Delivery; Amazon Pay Balance. After selecting the appropriate payment method, click on the ‘Place Order and Pay’ option.

Step 9: You have successfully placed an order for refilled LPG cylinder using the Amazon App.

How to Book an LPG Cylinder using Paytm app?

The LPG customers can book a refilled LPG Cylinder easily using the Paytm app by following the below steps:

Step 1: First download the Paytm app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Open the Paytm app and go to the gas booking page.

Step 3: Now select the “Book a Cylinder” option and your respective service operator.

Step 4: Proceed further and enter your ‘Consumer Number/Linked Mobile Number’ in the given space.

Step 5: Select your respective ‘Gas Agency’ and click on the ‘Proceed’ option.

Step 6: Now enter the booking amount.

Step 7: Proceed to make payment with your preferred payment mode.

Step 8: A message will get displayed informing you about the successful booking of a refilled LPG cylinder on the screen.

Know how to check Indane Gas Booking Status Online?

Consumers can keep themselves updated on the status of their online refill booking of Indane Gas or for a new connection. One has to follow the below-mentioned list of steps:

Step 1: First, log on to the official web portal of Indane Gas.

Step 2: Use your respective login credentials and access your private account on the Indane site (existing customers).

Step 3: Now click on the option which states ‘View Order History' and click on the relevant order for which you prefer to know the status.

Step 4: Now you can find the refill booking status of Indane Gas through online.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

The PMUY or Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to provide LPG connections to households below the poverty line (BPL). Under the PMUY scheme, users will be eligible to secure Rs 1,600 for each of the LPG domestic connection, interest-free loan to purchase a gas stove and refill the cylinder. 

The government of India will be bearing the administrative cost of the LPG connection. 

Beneficiaries of PMUY

The main beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will be a woman who belongs to the BPL family and does not have an LPG connection in her name. But that particular women should be included in the SECC 2011 list or under the seven identified categories like Forest Dwellers, SC/ST households, people residing in river islands, Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, AAY, Most Backward Classes (MBC). 

Eligibility Criteria for PMUY

One should fulfil the below-mentioned list of criteria to be eligible for securing the benefits of PMUY. 

  • The beneficiary should be an Indian citizen. 
  • Should have attained the age of 18 years. 
  • Should not be availing any benefit under other similar schemes. 
  • The beneficiary should be a woman belonging to a below poverty line family. 
  • The beneficiary should not have an LPG connection in her name. 
  • The name of the beneficiariy should be included under the list of BPL households under SC/ST households, AAY, SECC 2011, Most Backward Classes (MBC), people residing in river islands, forest dwellers, Tea and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes. 

Procedure to Link Aadhaar to LPG for Bharat Gas Connection

Linking of Aadhaar to LPG for Bharat Gas through Distributor Agency

  • First, download the Aadhaar linking with LPG form from the official website of Bharat Gas.
  • Take a print-out of the form.
  • Proceed further and duly fill in all the necessary details indicated in the form.
  • Now enclose all the required documents like aadhaar card, identification card, passport, residential address proof, proof of identification, bank account details, utility bill, and so on along with the form.
  • Visit your nearest Bharat Gas distributor and submit the form along with documents. 
  • The completed application can be dropped in the at the box at the distributor's office.
  • Linking Aadhaar to Bharat Gas Connection through IVRS

Firstly, call up the Bharat Gas call centre and link aadhaar via IVRS (interactive voice response system). Each of the districts in India is designated with different IVRS and customers will have to check the IVRS number allotted to their particular region from the list as provided by the gas agency in their respective web portals. 

Linking Aadhaar Card to Bharat Gas via UIDAI website

  • Firstly, visit the official website of UIDAI.
  • Download the form to link aadhaar card with LPG connection.
  • Duly fill in all the details like residential address after selecting the state and district.
  • Now choose the type of benefit from the given list.
  • Proceed further and enter all the personal details including that of Aadhaar Card number.
  • After this click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Now fill in the OTP which will be sent to your registered mobile number for the final submission of your application form.

Surrendering LPG Connection 

The government of India has made a move to ensure that every household in the nation has fair access to the essential cooking gas accessibility through LPG connection. Hence it has cracked down hard on those who individuals who have multiple connections in the same name. 

To fix the issue of multiple LPG connections, the government rolled out surrendering option for households which have numerous ones. 

Let’s check the procedure to Surrender Multiple LPG Connection.

Surrendering an LPG Connection through the manual process is an ardent process as it consumes too much of time hence the state-run oil companies have come up with the procedure wherein customers can surrender the same through online mode. 

  • First, log in to your respective LPG supplier’s web portal.
  • Fill in all the details in the particulars column and submit it. 
  • The supplier will come and collect the LPG cylinder form your residential address. 
  • In most of the houses, both husband and wives would have registered for one connection each, so there will have two LPG connections at the same residential address. 
  • The voluntary surrendering of the LPG connections is reported widely in the country. So far, over 10 lakh connections have been blocked and redistributed. 
  • How to surrender Bharat Gas LPG Connection?

Following are the few common reasons and procedures to follow for surrendering Bharat Gas LPG Connection. 

Change of Residence in the same city:

If you have an LPG connection registered at one particular address in a city and if you decide to move to another residence in the same region. Firstly you should first reach out to your existing Bharat Gas distributor and request for a Transfer Advice which is also known as TA. 

The TA obtained from the existing gas distributor should be taken to the new distributor covers the residential area of your new house and submit the form there. 

Now the new distributor will ask you to fill in a form and submit the same with the passport size photographs. 

The new distributor will issue a subscription voucher (SV) which will have all the relevant details of both the distributor and subscriber. 

In this case, the customer need not have to surrender the regulator of the cylinder as they will be changing their residence with in the same city.

Indane Gas Booking Status

How to Check Indane Gas Booking Status 

With the increase in the number of consumers of LPG cylinders, the state-run oil marketing companies have introduced several ways to check the status of gas bookings. 

Procedure to Check Indane Gas Booking Status via Online

The consumers can track the status of the online refill booking of LPG Cylinder or a new gas connection for Indane gas by following the below-mentioned steps: 

  • Firstly, log on to the official web portal of Indane Gas. 
  • The user has to use the login credentials and sign in to access their private account. 
  • Now click on the option ‘View Order History' and click on the relevant order form which you prefer to know the status.
  • You can view the refill booking status online on the screen.

Procedure to Check Indane Gas Booking Status via Indane App

The Indane App provides a range of services to the customers at their fingertips. The advancement of technology has helped the LPG providers to serve the customers promptly. If in case, the users opt to check the Indane gas booking status in a faster and smarter way, all they have to do is to download the app on their Android-powered smartphone or Apple iPhone. Open the Google Play Store or App Store and search for Indane.

Once successfully downloading and installing the app, a set of instructions will be available to the user. The user can refill the LPG cylinder, check or inquire about their Indane gas booking status using an interactive smartphone-based system. 

Procedure to Check Indane LPG Gas Booking Status using IVRS

The Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) tells us the status of the order booking. Follow the below-mentioned steps to check the status of gas booking via IVRS. 

  • First, dial the number listed below in the list of IVRS numbers for Indane distributors for each city based on the location. 
  • Once getting connected with IVRS, select the preferred language option. 
  • The system will ask the user to identify the distributor. 
  • Now enter the telephone number of the distributor with the STD code of your respective city. 
  • On successful identification of the distributor, the system will now try to identify and authenticate the customer. To do so, the user will have to enter the numerical part of the customer number. 
  • Based on your location, the ICR will prompt the user to enter the exact customer number. 

Checking Indane Gas Subsidy Status Online

The customers of Indane Gas have to first visit the official web portal of Indane and click on the option ‘Check PAHAL status’.

Here customers can check their status via two options: 

In the first case, you can provide the name of the distributor, Aadhaar number, LPG ID, consumer number and click on the proceed option. 

In the second case, the customer has to provide details related to the state, district, distributor, consumer number and click on the proceed option, the status will get displayed on the screen. 

Latest Updates on LPG Price

LPG Prices Both Domestic and Commerical Kept Untouched

The prices of domestic and commercial liquified petroleum gas (LPG) were untouched for December 2022.

Usually, state-run oil marketing companies revise the prices of LPG based on the movement of crude prices in overseas markets.

The domestic LPG price in New Delhi is Rs 1,053 per cylinder; Rs 1,079 per cylinder in Kolkata; Rs 1,052.50 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 1068.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

2 December 2022
Domestic LPG Prices Unchanged for November 2022; Commercial Prices Slashed

The state-run oil marketing company (OMC) IOCL has kept the domestic prices of LPG unchanged for November 2022. Yet the rates of the commercial ones are slashed by Rs 115.50 per cylinder. The OMCs generally revise the prices of LPG cylinders at the beginning of every month.

Despite a drop in the crude rates in the international markets, the prices of petrol, diesel and domestic LPG cylinders are not trimmed for a long time.

Prices of 14.2 kg Domestic LPG cylinders in metro cities will cost Rs 1053 in New Delhi; Rs 1079 in Kolkata; Rs 1052.50 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 1068.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

1 November 2022
Commercial LPG Prices Trimmed for October 2022

The commercial prices of LPG (liquified petroleum gas) have been trimmed by the state-run – Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). The prices of the commercial cylinders are cut by Rs 25.50 per cylinder with immediate effect.

With this revision, the prices of a 19 kg commercial cylinder in New Delhi will cost Rs 1,885; Rs 1,959 per cylinder in Kolkata; Rs 1,995.50 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 1,811.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

There is no relief for the common man as the domestic LPG prices remain unchanged as of now.

1 October 2022
Domestic LPG Cylinder Prices Remains Untouched for September 2022

The prices of the Liquified Petroleum Cylinders (LPG) of commercial cylinders are trimmed by the leading oil marketing companies (OMCs). With effect from September 1, 2022, the prices of 19-kg LPG cylinders are slashed by Rs 91.50 per cylinder.

The cut in the prices of commercial cylinders in India is likely to benefit eateries, hotels, restaurants, tea stalls, coffee shops and so on.

As of now, the prices of 19-kg cylinder in top metropolitan cities will cost Rs 1885.00 per cylinder in New Delhi; Rs 1995.50 per cylinder in Kolkata; Rs 1844.00 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 2045 per cylinder in Chennai.

 

1 September 2022
Domestic Prices of LPG Cylinders Stable for August 2022

The state-run oil marketing companies have kept the prices of the domestic LPG cylinders stable for August 2022. The households across the country are not seeking any relief from the gas companies amidst growing inflation rates. But the prices of commercial LPG cylinders were slashed by Rs 36 in line with the weak international prices.

The reduction in the prices of the commercial cylinders will bring much-needed relief for hotels, restaurants and other eatery establishments which are facing the heat of surging inflation rates.

The prices of domestic LPG Cylinders in top metro cities stand at Rs 1053 per cylinder in New Delhi; Rs 1079 per cylinder in Kolkata, Rs 1052.50 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 1068.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

4 August 2022
Domestic LPG Prices Hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder for July 2022

The prices of the domestic LPG cylinders are hiked by Rs 50 with immediate effect across all the cities in India. The state-run Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) noted that the cost of an LPG cylinder in New Delhi, the national capital will be Rs 1,053 per unit; Rs 1,079 in Kolkata; Rs 1,052.50 in Mumbai and Rs 1,068.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

Earlier on May 19, 2022, the prices of LPG cylinders were hiked. During May, the domestic LPG cylinders were hiked twice and in June there was no revision in their prices.

The prices of liquified petroleum gas will be revised by the state-run oil companies every month, based on the crude rates in the international markets. The surge in the fuel prices in the global markets over the last few weeks due to supply shortages has pushed the prices to jump.

6 July 2022
LPG Prices of Domestic Cylinder Untouched in June 2022

The state-run oil marketing companies have not revised the prices of the domestic LPG Cylinders for June 2022. But the prices of 19 kgs commercial cylinders were trimmed by Rs 135 per cylinder with immediate effect from June 1, 2022.

The prices of 19 kgs commercial cylinder will now cost Rs 2219.00 in New Delhi; Rs 2,171.50 per cylinder in Mumbai; Rs 2,322 per cylinder in Kolkata and Rs 2,373 per cylinder in Chennai.

Meanwhile, the domestic cylinder users will be getting a subsidy amount of Rs 200 per cylinder credited, directly to their bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Hence the effective price for a 14.2 kg LPG cylinder which costs Rs 1,003 in the national capital will now cost Rs 803 per cylinder in New Delhi.

1 June 2022
LPG Prices for Domestic Cylinder Hiked Second Time in May 2022

The LPG prices of the domestic cylinder were hiked for the second time in May 2022 by the state-owned Indian Oil Corporation following volatility in the oil markets. The prices of LPG, petrol and diesel in India are dependent on the crude rates in the overseas markets and currency exchange rate.

The rate of the 14.2 kg domestic LPG cylinder is up by Rs 3.50 with immediate effect. Accordingly, the prices of LPG in top metro cities will cost Rs 1003.00 per cylinder in New Delhi; Rs 1029.00 per cylinder in Kolkata; Rs 1002.50 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 1018.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

The LPG prices have crossed Rs 1000 per cylinder for the first time in the history of domestic cylinder rates. The rising inflation rates and supply crunch of oil in the markets have added further woes to the end customers.

19 May 2022
LPG Prices of Domestic Cylinder Hiked by Rs 50 in May 2022  

The state-run oil marketing companies have hiked the prices of domestic LPG cylinders for May 2022 by Rs 50 per cylinder across all the cities in India with effect from today. As per the new prices, an LPG domestic cylinder in New Delhi costs Rs 999.50; Rs 1026.00 per cylinder in Kolkata; Rs 999.50 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 1015.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

The prices of LPG are revised once a month in line with the crude prices in the international market and currency exchange rates. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a surge in the oil rates in the global markets.

India mainly depends on imports of fuel to meet its domestic requirements.

7 May 2022
LPG Prices of Domestic Cylinder remains Untouched for May 2022

The state-run Indian Oil Gas Corporation or Indane has not revised the prices of domestic LPG cylinders for May 2022. The prices of 14.2 kg Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder for households in New Delhi will cost Rs 949.50; Rs 976.00 per cylinder in Kolkata; Rs 949.50 per cylinder in Mumbai and Rs 965.50 per cylinder in Chennai.

Most households in India depend on the domestic LPG cylinder for cooking purposes. Every year, each household can get up to 12 cylinders at subsidised rates.

The prices of the commercial LPG cylinders were hiked for May 2022. The prices of the 19-kg commercial cylinder have been hiked by Rs 102.50. It will not cost Rs 2,355.50 as against its previous price of Rs 2,253.00.

The IOCL will revise the prices of LPG cylinders on the 1st of every month in line with the crude prices in the international markets and the rupee-dollar currency exchange rate.

2 May 2022

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