Amid continuous criticism of the Govt. regarding the rising hike in fuel prices, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that the increase in fuel prices in India is temporary but gradually they'll be brought down.
The union minister said, "Due to the rise in international fuel prices, India also had to increase fuel prices but it's temporary, gradually they'll be brought down."
He further added that, both the Centre and State governments levy taxes on fuels as they're resources that help in reviving the economy, especially post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this month, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that it is a matter that both states and Centre should discuss because it's not just the Centre that has duties on petroleum price. The states are also charging.