Fuel price rises sparked the unrest that broke out a week ago in the country's west but quickly spread to large cities, including the economic hub Almaty, where riots erupted and police opened fire using live rounds
The decision was taken in a meeting of the Delhi cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday
In New Delhi, price of diesel is at Rs 86.67 per litre and petrol rate is at Rs 103.97 per litre
While many other states had increased fuel tax and introduced cess during the COVID-19 period, Kerala had not done so considering the plight of struggling commoners, said state Finance Minister K N Balagopal
The release said that states have also been urged to reduce VAT on petrol and diesel to give relief to consumers
While petrol is above Rs 100-a-litre-mark in all major cities, diesel has crossed that level in more than a dozen states
Fuel prices have risen not only in India, but elsewhere too. Even if one ignores it, the fact is that state government taxes account for 41.67 per cent of the final petrol price
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In Delhi, the petrol prices have been raised from Rs 93.94 per litre to Rs 94.23 while diesel prices also increased from Rs 84.89 per litre to Rs 85.15 per litre
In the last 10 days, the petrol prices have increased by Rs 1.79 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.04 per litre
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Central and state taxes make up for 60 percent of the retail selling price of petrol, available at Rs 91.17 per litre in Delhi and over 54 percent of diesel which is available for Rs 81.47 in the National Capital
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Petrol and diesel prices declined by up to 16 paise and 11 paise respectively after the state-run oil marketing reduced the fuel prices.
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The rising fuel prices become part of the vicious cycle in turn affecting rents, vegetable sales, yield output, and transport – for a small farmer who rents tractors for the fields and then trucks for the ferrying-to-markets, this is a crippling reality, and one that affects daily sustenance.