PTI, New Delhi
Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Saturday, 23 October 2021 04:03 PM IST
According to a notification issued by state-owned oil companies, a liter of petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 107.24 and a liter of diesel Rs 95.97.
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According to a notification issued by state-owned oil companies, a liter of petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 107.24 and a liter of diesel Rs 95.97. Petrol price in all cities of the country has crossed Rs 100 per liter. In some cities, diesel is also being sold at a price of more than Rs 100 per liter. The current petrol price in the country is taxed at 54 per cent and diesel at 48 per cent.
Excise duty increased in May 2020
In the first week of May 2020, the government increased excise duty on petrol and diesel. Then crude oil prices in the international market fell to $ 19 per barrel. In such a situation, it was felt that the benefit of this reduction would be available to the common people, but the government on the contrary increased the excise duty. At present, the excise duty on petrol is Rs 32.90 per liter and Rs 31.80 per liter on diesel. Crude oil prices in the international market reached $ 85.
The government has given clarity on expensive fuel
On the rise in petrol and diesel prices, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had earlier said that the government was setting up free vaccines and free food grains during the corona period, with the help of taxes levied on petrol and diesel. Assistance is also being provided to several other government schemes. He questioned whether the government would reduce taxes to reduce the burden on consumers. On this, Puri said that he was not the Finance Minister and that it was not right for me to answer this question.