Yet again the petrol, diesel prices has hiked again across the country and has touched the skies with petrol retailing at INR 100.91 per litre and diesel standing at INR 89.88 per litre respectively.
In the capital region, petrol got costlier by 35 paise per litre whereas diesel rose by 26 paise. Other states have also witnessed rise in the petrol and diesel price and differs from state to state depending on the VAT (Value Added Tax). In Maharashtra, the petrol stands at INR 106.93 per litre while diesel costs INR 97.46 per litre.
Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra, said, “The Centre should show a “big heart” and reduce taxes on fuel to provide relief to common citizens who are reeling under high prices of petrol and diesel.”
In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, the city recorded rise in petrol price which now stands at INR 109.24 per litre and diesel costs INR 98.67 per litre. On the other hand, in Kolkata petrol price stands at INR 101.01 per litre while diesel costs INR 92.97 per litre respectively.
Hardeep Singh Puri, BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh on Thursday took charge as Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and now focuses on increasing domestic production of crude oil and natural gas. “Our focus will be on increasing domestic production of crude oil and natural gas. In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modl’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, we will work towards the development of a natural gas-based economy in the country,” he said.
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