Fuel prices remained unchanged today for the third day in a row, but still remained at record highs in the subways given the continued rise in prices in recent months. Gasoline sells for â¹101.84 in Delhi, while diesel at â¹89.87. In India’s financial capital, Mumbai, gasoline is sold to â¹107.83 per liter, while diesel reached â¹97.45 per liter.
At the same time, EU government tax revenues on petrol and diesel jumped 88% to reach â¹3.35 lakh crore in the year until March 31, after excise duties hit a record high, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.
Excise duties on gasoline have increased from â¹19.98 per liter to â¹32.9 last year to recoup gains from falling international oil prices to a multi-year low as the pandemic engulfed demand. The same on diesel was brought to â¹31.8 from â¹15.83 per liter, according to a written response to a question posed by Minister of State for Oil and Natural Gas Rameswar Teli in Lok Sabha.
This has led to excise levies on petrol and diesel which have increased to â¹3.35 lakh crore in 2020-21 (April 2020 to March 2021), from â¹1.78 lakh crore a year ago, he said.
Gasoline now costs more â¹100 in 20 states and UT – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Ladakh, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Sikkim, Delhi, West Bengal, Nagaland and part of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
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