Petrol Price hike to affect environment and health

By- Correspondent| Date- September 16, 2011

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The Centre for Science and Environment yesterday claimed that the new petrol price hike would lead to environment and health hazards, which is not considered with the importance as it should have been.

The centre of Science and Environment stated the rise in petrol will add to the demand in diesel vehicles in the country to a great extent as the Government has been ignoring the diesel consumption on public health.

According to Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director-research and head of air pollution control team of The Centre for Science and Environment, levels of killer particles and ozone from diesel emission is enormous.

To back up the claim, the statistical figures which shows that diesel cars now comprise 36% of new car sales in India and that this figure is expected to grow up to 50% in near future was stated.

Mentionable that there has been effected another hike in petrol prices by over Rs.3 per liter just about three months after the last rise if petrol prices.

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