New Delhi: The government may consider hiking diesel prices by Rs 2 to 3 per litre and cooking gas by Rs 75, in regard with Kelkar committee recommendations, sources said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday warned that the government must raise diesel, kerosene and LPG prices in a phased manner.

Diesel which was last revised on September 14, 2012, currently costs Rs 47.15 per litre in national capital whereas Kerosene rates remains unchanged since June 2011.

The oil companies currently sell diesel at a loss of Rs 10.16 per litre and LPG at the loss of Rs 490.50 per cylinder.

CNG price in national capital was hiked by Rs 1.55 per kg to Rs 39.90 on Friday due to higher input cost.


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