Jharkhand slashes petrol price by ₹25 per litre for two-wheelers of BPL familes

“Jharkhand government has decided to give a concession of ₹25 per litre petrol to motorcycles and scooter riders,” Hemant Soren said. It's a populist decision as it comes on the day, when the Soren government completes 2 years in office. His Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) government won elections in 2019. However, the decision is made for the Below poverty line families.  Amount of Rs. 25  will be transferred into the bank account of BPL family member for every litre petrol filled into their two wheeler. The family can avail this facility for upto 10 litres of fuel every month.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday announced reduction in  the petrol prices by ₹25 per litre in his state but only for two-wheelers belonging to the BPL (Below Povert Line) families. The state government has taken this step to curb the burden of soaring petrol prices. However this change in price will come into effect from January 26, 2022.

“Jharkhand government has decided to give a concession of ₹25 per litre petrol to motorcycles and scooter riders,” Hemant Soren said.

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It's a populist decision as it comes on the day, when the Soren government completes 2 years in office. His Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) government won elections in 2019.

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However, the decision is made for the Below poverty line families.  Amount of Rs. 25  will be transferred into the bank account of BPL family member for every litre petrol filled into their two wheeler. The family can avail this facility for upto 10 litres of fuel every month.

"The price of petrol and diesel is increasing continuously, due to which the poor and middle-class people are the most affected. Therefore, the government will give a relief of Rs 25 per liter on petrol for two-wheelers from the state level, its benefit will start from 26 January 2022:- Mr @HemantSorenJMM", CMO Jharkhand tweeted.

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"Soaring petrol prices are affecting the middle class and the poor. Poor people can't drive their motorcycle because of the high prices of petrol in the state", CM Soren said.

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It may be noted that when petrol prices were soaring before Diwali 2021, the central government reduced excise duty on petrol by Rs 5 per litre and on diesel by Rs 10 per litre after which many states also joined the league and reduced VAT. However, most of these states were ruled by the BJP or its allies.
 

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