Tax on petrol and diesel has been increased to 69 percent in the country, which is the highest in the world. Till last year, there was a 50 percent tax on petrol and diesel in India. If we talk about the developed economy, 19 percent of the total price in America is taxed in Japan, 47 percent in the UK, 62 percent and 63 percent in France.
Oil companies have increased prices on petrol and diesel prices for the 14th consecutive day. Petrol prices have increased by Rs 7.62 and diesel by Rs 8.28 per liter in these 14 days. However, the price of crude oil has come down considerably than before. In such a situation, the increase in prices by oil companies is affecting the pocket of the common man. Oil companies have increased the prices of petrol by 51 paise and diesel by 61 paise per liter.
Petrol price in Delhi has been increased to Rs 78.88 per liter. Similarly, the price of diesel has been increased to Rs 77.67 per liter. At the same time, the price has gone beyond Rs 85 in the financial capital Mumbai. The price of petrol in Mumbai is Rs 85.70 per liter and the price of diesel is Rs 76.11 per liter. Petrol in Kolkata is Rs 80.62 per liter and diesel is Rs 73.07 per liter. Petrol in Chennai is being sold at Rs 82.27 per liter and diesel at Rs 75.29 per liter.
Talking about Noida, the price of petrol here is Rs 79.90 per liter. Diesel is being sold at Rs 70.33 per liter. Similarly, in Lucknow, petrol is being sold at a price of Rs 79.79 per liter and diesel at Rs 70.25 per liter. In Gurugram of Haryana adjoining Delhi, the price of petrol is Rs 77.14 per liter. At the same time, the price of diesel is Rs 70.20 per liter.