I had been saying and still saying that our government needs money to run the government and to take care of the public, especially the downtrodden, and also for the progress and development of the country. Our government is proceeding in the right direction. We all are worried about the fuel price hike. I said that the common man doesn't suffer much due to hike in fuel price. The price of commodities is increased excessively by the traders.
Look at this and understand it.
A lorry has a capacity of 15 tons (15000 Kg) carries goods worth Rs. 1,50,000 from place A to destination B covering a distance of 1500 kilometers. To cover the distance, the fuel required is 300 litres of diesel ( with an average of 5 kmpl). It works out to 300 x Rs. 80/- = Rs.24000. Add Rs. 6000 as loading and unloading charges. (Rs. 30,000). Now the goods worth is only Rs. 1,80,000. Say, the trader is selling it with a profit of Rs. 20,000(about 10 percent) One Kg would cost 2,00,000/15000 = Rs. 13 per Kg.
After the diesel rate is hiked by Rs. 2/-.
The diesel required would be 300x82 = 24600/- just an increase of 600 rupees. Now the total cost increase is only just Rs. 600. It is only an increase of Rs.600/15000 kg= 4 paise.
The increase per kg is only 4 paise. Is it a big increase? No, But the trader would raise the price of the product by Rs. 4/- (100 times) and sell it for Rs. 17 or more per kg which is a huge profit for the seller.
We are always cheated by the traders in the name of fuel hike, not by the government.
Another example to prove that the common man is not affected. Common man earns beneficially.
Yesterday, In Bengaluru, I went to replace my ALTO K10s headlight bulbs. The bulbs (2 in no.) costs only Rs. 200/-. I bought the bulbs from a reputed Maruthi spares shop, and when I went to an auto electrical shop, he replaced the bulbs within 2 minutes, and he charged me Rs. 100/- for the job done. Is it justifiable to replace a part costing Rs. 200/- with a time spent for 2 minutes? If it was in Tirunelveli, the electrician would have charged me only Rs. 20/-
It is not the government looting the public by hiking the fuel rates, but the common man cheating the other common man and making money without any due justification.
Don't blame the government for the fuel hike. The amount earned by the government is returned to the public in a different form to the poor public and for the development of our country.
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