What Hardeep Puri said as petrol, diesel rate increased for 13th time

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Defending Centre’s fuel price hike, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday informed that “it is quite nominal as compared to other countries.” Fuel prices hiked in India are 1/10th of prices hiked in other countries, the minister pointed out. 

Puri informed Lok Sabha that in India, gasoline (petrol) prices between April 2021 and March 2022 increased by 5%. Compared to that, it increased by 51 per cent, Canada by 52 per cent, Germany by 55 per cent, the United Kingdom (UK) by 55 per cent, France by 50 per cent, Spain 58 per cent

With this, the total increase in fuel rates is now 9.20 per litre.

Petrol and diesel in Delhi now cost 104.61 and 95.87 per litre respectively. While in Mumbai, petrol cost 119.67 per litre after an increase of 84 paise and diesel at 103.92, increased by 85 paise.

State-owned fuel retailers hiked the rates of petrol and diesel by 80 paise on Tuesday, the 13th increase in the last 15 days. The latest hike has taken the overall increase since the ending of a four-and-half-month long hiatus in rate revision to 9.2 per litre.

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