The rise has been allowed upto 25 paise a litre each month for 10 months to cut the subsidy burden. On July 1, kerosene price was hiked by 25 paise a litre, the first increase in the rate of the highly subsidised cooking and lighting fuel in five years. Petroleum Ministry has conveyed to oil marketing companies to raise kerosene price by 25 paise every month till April 2017.

Govt allows state-owned oil companies to raise the price of kerosene

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