Even though the basic price is very less because of the heavy taxes by both central government and state government the price of this product has gone very high. The government knows that these days everybody requires these products for their day to day living. Whatever may be the price nobody is reducing their consumption. So the government understood the necessity and whenever any small necessity comes they will put some extra tax on this product. The only way to make the government und4rstand this is to reduce the consumption and don't give money unnecessarily in the form of huge taxes to the government.
In 2013 when crude price was 130 dollar per barrel in international market we were getting almost at the same price which is today. Central govt. and ststes govt. are making big money. A car honour has to pay 28 % GST+17 % luxury tax+ 14% road tax +150% Tax on petrol and diesel. This is disgusting. Govt should lower the taxes.
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So, while our petrol prices are higher, I don't think we can just compare it with other countries just like that. We can certainly ask for an explanation but it would be similar to the above lines.