No question of rollback of diesel hike: Veerappa Moily
Jaipur: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dr M Veerappa Moily on Saturday made it absolutely clear that there is no question of rollback of the diesel price hike, and said India is the only country where there is regulation of diesel.
Dr Moily said the government has not increased any price, but just continued. "Sometimes, the people do not understand that when it comes to kerosene that will affect the large numbers of the mass. We have not increased any price, we have continued. And when there was a public demand that LPG of six is not adequate, we increased it to nine without increasing the price.
But in so far as the diesel is concerned, there is a report from Vijay Kelkar and this has been going on even during the days of the NDA that there should be a de-regulation of the diesel. And this is the only country where we have the regulation of the diesel," he told mediapersons here on the sidelines of the Congress Party's "Chintan Shivir".
Dr Moily said that in the entire world the cheapest diesel or petrol is available in India in spite of the fact that 83 percent of the diesel or petroleum products are imported.
Soaring temperatures and heat waves have gripped North India, as locals try to beat it by drinking fluids and covering themselves as they drive their vehicles. The effect of the rising temperatures was visible in Allahabad, where scores of people turned up to take bath in the Ganges river to beat the heat.
Date 19-05-13, Duration 1:31, Views 416