Monday, May 26, 2008

Increase the price of petrol only

If you come up with a harebrained idea like this, the market will respond by producing more diesel vehicles. Or even a "change the engine in your bonnet with a brand new diesel engine" scheme.

Unless of course, the government proactively, retrospectively bans all diesel cars, jeeps and non public transport vehicles.

Of course, there are many other ideas they could come up with like, only trucks, tractors and buses in petrol pumps will get diesel at subsidised rates - not cars and jeeps. Or they could ration diesel to two litres a day or so and open up the black market like the good old days.

3 comments:

Kavi said...

My sympathies rest with the govt. What can they do ? With oil @ $ 130, the communists fighting any price hike, & crazy suggestions...!

and of course with vegetable vendors being conversant with inflation & elections round the corner...

where are we headed !

Neelakantan said...

To the nearest diesel engine manufactuer.

As a friend said, India is the only country where the moped owner (petrol) subsidises the Mercedes owner (diesel).

rishi said...

Leave it up to the government to come up with hare brained schemes.

now they are talking about a cess on income tax.