New Delhi: When the government had capped the number of subsidised LPG cylinders almost two and a half months back, it was claimed that the move would curb black-marketing. But now a different story has surfaced. A spurt of illegal and highly unsafe gas cylinders is evident in the market. Scarcity has also enhanced the black-marketing of kerosene oil.

Black-marketing has significantly gone up in the national capital, Delhi. After the ban on kerosene oil here, people are at pains as the scarcity of LPG after the capping has double their problems.  The people who have migrated to Delhi from rest parts of the county in search of livelihood are worst hit as they neither have any identity proof to get an LPG connection nor have they any residential proof . Their financial condition is so bad that they cannot even afford to apply for new connections.

A media report suggests that before the decision of capping the number of subsidized cylinders, the price of LPG cost Rs 70 per kg in black-market which has now gone up to Rs 125 per kg.


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