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BS Number Wise: One litre petrol takes 30% of Indians' average daily income

Fuel taxes give a bonanza to the government, but also dent the affordability for low income earners

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BS Number Wise | Fuel prices | Petrol and Diesel prices

Abhishek Waghmare  |  Pune 



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I just paid Rs 2,142 for 20 litres of petrol in Pune today, and I could not stop gawking at the fuel station meter. I vividly remember that I had swiped for Rs 1,600 for the same quantity of petrol not very long ago. But that’s the reality almost everywhere in India.

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First Published: Mon, July 19 2021. 13:24 IST

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