Know the big decision of the government to rhythm petrol and diesel
Petrol and diesel prices in the country are skyrocketing and the government is aware of this, but no relief has been announced yet.
- Petrol and diesel are skyrocketing
- Know what is the plan of Union Minister Gadkari
- Government is now considering new options
Today, for the first time in the country, petrol prices have crossed the Rs 100 mark, but the government, instead of talking about any relief, is trying to figure out how to replace petrol and diesel. Currently electric cars are coming in the country, but its price is still out of reach of common man.
Gadkari: The country now needs alternatives to petrol and diesel
On the rising prices of petrol and diesel, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “I suggest that this is the time when the country should move towards alternative fuels. I am already insisting on using electricity as fuel, because India has surplus electricity. '
'81% lithium ion batteries made in India'
The Union Minister said today, "81 percent of lithium-ion batteries are being made in India. Today, my ministry has started working towards an alternative to lithium-ion batteries. At the same time we are now developing hydrogen fuel cells .
He further added that We are currently engaged in developing alternatives to fossil fuels petroleum, coal, natural gas, oil shale, which is very essential for the country at this time".
70% of the fuel is imported from outside India
The Union Minister said, The problem is that the prices of fossil fuels petroleum, coal, etc. have increased in the international market. And India imports 70 percent of this fuel. Currently, the country imports fuel worth Rs 8 lakh crore. Gadkari said that he has recently launched a bio-CNG-powered tractor made from fuel straw, sugarcane husk.
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Petrol prices Rs 100
Petrol and diesel prices rose for the ninth consecutive day today. Petrol has crossed Rs 100 in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan. Petrol in Delhi is now close to Rs 90 per liter. Today, petrol in Delhi has increased by 25 paise to Rs 89.54. Diesel has also come close to Rs 80 per liter, which may go up to Rs 80 tomorrow.