As fuel prices drop, Prime Minister assures that people’s lives will change positively
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the citizens were his government's top priority as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces a sharp drop in fuel prices
The Finance Minister of India said that the excise tax on petrol will be reduced by Rs. 8 and on diesel, it will be reduced by Rs. 6.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the citizens were his government's top priority as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a sharp drop in fuel prices.
The cost of fuel will drop by Rs. 9.5 per litre, while the price of diesel would drop by Rs. 7 per litre, according to Sitharaman. It will cost the government roughly Rs. 1 lakh crore per year in income.
Petrol will now cost Rs 95.91 per litre, down from Rs 105.41 before, while diesel will be priced Rs 89.67 per litre, down from Rs 96.67 previously.
The authorities did it to alleviate the excessive gas costs that have additionally pushed inflation to multi-year highs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said last Saturday that the choices made by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on fuel and diesel, as well as a subsidy on gas cylinders, show that his administration puts the people first.
It will positively impact a variety of industries, bring relief to our population, and promote 'Ease of Living.'
PM Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) on May 1, 2016, with the goal of providing LPG connections to over 50 million women that live Below Poverty Line (BPL).
Over 9 crore applicants of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana would get a subsidy of Rs. 200 per gas cylinder (Upto 12 cylinders) this year. Finance Minister said that this will help the mothers and sisters of India.
The prime minister also emphasised the decision to provide a Rs 200 subsidy per cylinder to Ujjwala scheme participants. "Ujjwala Yojana has benefited millions of Indians, particularly women.
The decision on the Ujjwala subsidy will help families save money, said Narendra Modi.
Sitharaman cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dedication to helping the poor and ordinary people, claiming that the amount of initiatives taken to assist these groups throughout his term has kept average inflation lower than under past regimes.
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