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Excise duty hike on petrol, diesel: Govt to garner Rs 39,000 crore

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 16, 2020

The government on Saturday hiked excise duty on petrol and diesel by a steep Rs 3 per litre each to garner about Rs 39,000 crore additional revenue as it repeated its 2014-15 act of not passing on gains arising from slump in international oil prices. Retail prices of petrol...

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Govt mulling premium on petrol, diesel prices on BS-VI switchover

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Consumers may feel the pinch of higher fuel prices in coming months as the government is considering a proposal to allow oil marketing companies charge a premium on retail prices of petrol and diesel to recover their investment in producing less polluting fuel. Public and...

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Greaves Cotton launches world's cleanest single cylinder BS-VI Compliant Diesel Engine

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

Greaves Cotton today announced the completion of the stringent BS-VI certification for its single-cylinder diesel engine which it claims is the cleanest single cylinder diesel engine on the planet with significantly reduced emissions. The company mentions that these future-...

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Solar power: Projects worth Rs 50,000 crore in pipeline for Ladakh, says Amit Shah

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

Development plans entailing total investments of Rs 50,000 crore in power, solar energy, education and tourism sectors are in the pipeline for the newly-created Union territory of Ladakh, home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday. Launching the sale of winter-grade diesel in...

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Railways to phase out diesel engines in five years: Piyush Goyal

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 22, 2017

Two months after a run-in with US giant General Electric Co. (GE) over the manufacture of diesel locomotives, Indian Railways has decided to phase out diesel engines in the next five years and...

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