Ahead of the festive season, the surge in petrol rates has left consumers scrambling and cutting household expenses to adjust with the price hike, a survey said. The festive season is nearing.
Taxes on petrol and diesel are an important revenue source for both the Centre and state governments. The Centre imposes excise duty, customs duty, and a cess on petrol and diesel.
Petrol and diesel prices have gone up every day since August 16. The prices of petrol and diesel are at an all-time high across the country. In Delhi, petrol sells today, September 17 at Rs 82.06 per litre 15 paise up from yesterday.
As petrol and diesel prices touched a new high across the country on Saturday, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan again defended his government that has come under a lot of fire recently.
Coal is the main source of energy in India as it fulfils almost 67 per cent of the total commercial energy consumed in the country. This fossil fuel is found in the form of sedimentary rocks and is often known as ‘Black Gold’.
Saturday was a historic day for people in Delhi because for the first time the price of petrol crossed the Rs 80 mark. With an increase of 39 paise this morning, petrol was being sold at Rs 80.38 per litre in the national capital. On Friday, the price was Rs 79.99.
As the revenue numbers from e-catering launched by Indian Railways fail to impress, looks like the new venture of Indian railways is not appealing to the public as well.
The East Delhi area is famous for its own reason — the oldest and largest garbage dump in the city resides here.
The already high fuel prices have shot up again on Friday. With a surge of 28 paise per litre, diesel is selling above the 70-mark for the first time in Delhi at Rs 70.21 per litre. For Mumbai and Kolkata, diesel has increased to Rs 74.54 per litre and Rs 73.06 per litre.
The petrol prices have gone up by 12 paise per litre and diesel has gone up by 18 paise per litre. In Delhi, the prices of diesel advanced towards an all time high 70-mark at Rs 69.93 per litre. For Mumbai and Kolkata, diesel prices shot up to Rs 74.24 and Rs 72.78 per litre.