February 20, 2012

Petrol Production Cost Only Rs. 32 Per Liter - Rest All Taxes , Diesel Cross Subsidy

There are no under recoveries in Petrol as is being put up by the Government and Oil Marketing Companies .

World wide prices of Diesel and Petrol are nearly same. In India Petrol price has been decontrolled and Diesel price retained as administrative pricing . When ever crude prices go up Diesel price is not changed ( for political reasons ) and Petrol is made to cross subsidise Diesel. Government should either decontrol Diesel pricing or bring down the heavy taxation on Petrol. Even today Petrol costs only Rs32 a Liter to produce. Petrol is used by the common man ( in scooters , motor cycles , Small cars like Maruti 800 , Tata Nano etc . ) Expensive cars and SUV s use Diesel. In Punjab Petrol is Rs. 8 a Liter more expensive than the neighbouring state of Haryana due to a very High VAT imposed by Punjab Govt.

Jalandhar citizens want that price of Petrol in Punjab should not be more than Rs. 50 Per Liter.


Petrol in Punjab Rs. 81 Diesel Left Unchanged
Petrol is used by the Common Man in scooters , motorcycles , small cars like Nano Car , Maruti 800 etc. Diesel is used by the Rich Farmers and moneyed class in larger SUVs.
In Punjab Petrol price has been increased to Rs. 80 Per Liter ( Rs. 83 for Premium ). Diesel prices have been left unchanged.
World wide prices of Diesel and Petrol are nearly same.
In Punjab Petrol prices are nearly Rs. 8 higher than in Haryana although Petrol in both states is sourced from same set of refineries.
Even at Toll Plazas , a Nano Car is taxed at the same rate as a BMW.. At Toll Plazas many SUVs dodge Toll Tax by hooting their vehicles through the V I P Lane.
No concession is given to the Physically Handicapped for Petrol or at Toll Plazas in Punjab because Physically Handicapped Punjabis are not considered as a Vote Bank.
After the Municipal Elections Electricity charges for the Paid category are going to be increased to cross subsidise the Free Category ( Vote Bank s ) including Super Rich Farmers.
In Punjab , VAT and local Taxes should be reduced on Petrol, Treat all Punjabis ( No Vote Banks ) equally. Choongi and Bijli Kar should be abolished for Urban Punjabis. Commercial Category Electricity , euphemism for Penal Category ( for Urban Business Men ) should be abolished
DEEMED SC / ST status ( for electricity ) should be extended to Physically Handicapped Punjabis , even though they may not form a Vote Bank. As Petrol is a necessity Petrol should be given to Physically Handicapped at the rate of Production Cost ( i.e. Rs. 37 Per Liter )


Exempt Petrol Cars From Toll Plazas

Jalandhar Thinkers want Petrol Cars to be Exempted from Paying Toll Tax at Toll Plazas.

Already , such Petrol cars are paying nearly  Rs. 40   ( in the total price of Rs. 81 Per Liter in Punjab ) as TAXES and CROSS SUBSIDY  ( for Diesel as well ).

So , only Diesel Cars should pay Toll Tax.

Further , Physically Handicapped Car Travellers in Diesel cars should be exempted.

( India has strange logic. Here those who Dodge and Avoid Toll Tax at Toll Plazas are called V I P s . Those who pay are called Aam Aadmi . REAL V I P s are those WHO PAY )

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