Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Like the public distribution system,in which only below poverty line (BPL) families get essential food items like rice and wheat and kerosene at subsidised rates, subsidised LPG cylinders too should have been restricted to only the poor.
Just like the tiger that has tasted blood does not settle for anything less, APL families will fight a diesel price hike of Rs 4.50 a litre and Rs. 100 per LPG cylinder.let us hope people will accept the  hike in the interests of the exchequer and understand that this is an inevitable burden.
The article clearly explains how the subsidies meant for the poor are being consumed by the rich,with political patronage to protect them,there is a very little hope
that things will change.just because the rich misuse the subsidy on diesel,the poor have to bear the burnt.
An increase in the price of diesel will lead to hike in the cost of essential items.The government should take the bold step of banning diesel guzzlers.

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