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Steep increase in the prices of kerosene, cooking gas, auto fuel etc is recommended. If it is implemented will the already overburdened common man crumble? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 04 Feb '10 12:21 pm
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The Kirit Parikh Committee Report recommending a speep rise in the administered prices of petroleum proucts is based on the fact that the current pricing policy of petroleum products is not sustainable, The last price increase of kerosene was in 1999,when the price was jacked up by Rs,2 per litre, The Committee sats that the increase suggested for kerosene and LPG is in proportion to the increase in per capita income of the Rural population and the Urban population, If we make a detailed analysis of the impact of the rise in LPG price on the household budget, it may be around Rs,200, per month, reckoning a consumption of 2 cylinders of LPG per month, But for the rural poor, who depend entirely on kerosene for cooking, a hike of Rs,6 per litre will make a serious dent into their earnings, I donot think, the additional expenditure of Rs,200 per month on LPG cost will throw the household budget of the Urban upper middle class out of gear, But the real threat looming large, will be alroun ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 04 Feb '10 01:21 pm

 
  
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Common man will litterally be left with only dhoti, banyan and a towel. I think one way to cut down on gas consumption is to simplifty our cooking as well as have other options such as microwave (which consumes electricity which could be cheaper). Ofcourse hike in petrol/diesel prices will affect daily commuters, business people as well as those in transport and travel business. It would be helpful if this redueces traffic on the roads, but I dont expect that happening - even if that happens things will sooner come back to normalcy.
Answered by NASAman, 04 Feb '10 12:37 pm

 
  
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Such recommendations are academical routine.
No government can ever dare to accept it fully.
I suggest common man to relax.
Price will certainly come down after the 3rd world war.
Answered by Prakash Chandra, 04 Feb '10 03:31 pm

 
  
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After few days there will be two sections in the society one is rich and other is poor there were will be no middle class left
Answered by Satya Pandey, 04 Feb '10 12:29 pm

 
  
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Common man has to pay the price for electing the government that he liked.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 04 Feb '10 12:24 pm

 
  
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