New Delhi: In order to strengthen the agriculture sector, the Central Government has announced the imposition of Agri Infra Cess on Petrol and Diesel. In the budget of 2021-22, it has been proposed to impose 'Agri Infra Cess' of Rs 2.5 per litre on petrol and Rs 4 per litre on diesel. However, it has been made clear by the government that the burden of this cess will not be passed on to the customers. It will be charged from the company.
However, the price of petrol and diesel are at historical highs in the present era. On Saturday, the rate of petrol in Mumbai has been recorded at Rs 93.49. The price of petrol in the country's capital Delhi is 86.95 rupees, that is, about 87 rupees. There is Rs 89.39 in Chennai and Rs 88.30 per litre in Kolkata. Talking about diesel, it costs Rs 83.99 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 82.33 per litre in Chennai, Rs 80.71 per litre in Kolkata and Rs 77.13 per litre in the capital Delhi. Compared to last year, the price of petrol has increased by about Rs 20 in only one year, while the price of diesel has been increased by about Rs 15.
According to the website of Indian Oil, petrol prices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai were Rs 72.68, Rs 75.36, Rs 78.34 and Rs 75.51 per litre respectively on 7 February 2020.