Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has
said that his Ministry is trying to bring petrol and diesel under the purview
of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
reporters in Ujjain on 21 Jan ‘18, Mr Pradhan said, it is hopeful that the GST
Council will agree to it shortly. Responding to a query, the minister said the
spike in petrol rates in the international market has impacted the cost of the
fuel in India.
In Indore, Mr Pradhan rode a bicycle at "Saksham Cyclothon" to send
the message of saving fuel and environment. Petroleum Conservation Research
Association (PCRA) and the Indore Cycling Association (ICA) said nearly 30,000
cyclists participated in the event. On the occasion, Mr Pradhan said cycling
promotes a healthy life and helps in conservation of energy.