Through an RTI report, RTI activist from Punjab, Rohit Sabrawal revealed that India is selling Rs 34 per litre Petrol to 15 countries and Rs 37 per litre diesel to 29 countries while Indian citizens have been availing the same Petrol and diesel for more than double the price.
In this regard, when the activist tried to fetch more information from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas; and Oil Refinery Company, the information which he had been provided by senior government officials from Mangalore office after two and a half months, he was shocked to read that there are less or no provisions in India to prepare these fuels at such a cost.
Rohit said that the hiking prices of diesel and petrol across the nation has irked the citizens over time, and had led to negative impact on the Indian economy.
Furthermore, Rohit said that whenever he questioned the government officials for the reasons as to why petrol-diesel prices are hiking at its peak, the Indian government argues that it has been due to taxation. The tax has been levied from 125 per cent to 150 per cent.
The Punjab activist has condemned the reality saying that Indian government has befooled the citizens because today, the oil tank which can be filled in Rs 900, is actually filled in Rs 2500.
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As per the government reports, India exports petrol, diesel to the following countries including America, Iraq, England, Israel, Jordon, Australia, UAE, Singapore, and many more.