In a significant move, the Modi government has recently announced a substantial reduction in petrol and diesel prices in the serene Union Territory of Lakshadweep, bringing a wave of relief to the residents and stakeholders in the region.

Key Highlights of the Fuel Price Cut:

  • Substantial Decrease in Prices: The inhabitants of Andman and Kalapani Islands will benefit from a hefty cut of Rs 15.3 per liter for both petrol and diesel. Meanwhile, Kavaratti and Minicoy Islands will see a decrease of Rs 5.2 per liter.


  • Efficient Supply Chain: Indian Oil, the key supplier of petrol and diesel in Lakshadweep, operates retail outlets in Kavaratti and Minicoy with a direct pipeline supply, whereas Andrott and Kalpeni receive their supply through barrels from the Kavaratti depot.


  • Nationwide Reduction: Aligning with this, the prices of petrol and diesel were also reduced by Rs 2 per liter across the entire country last Thursday, offering a sigh of relief amidst the global economic pressures.


  • Consumer Convenience: Keeping transparency and convenience in mind, consumers are empowered to check the latest prices of petrol and diesel in their city. This can be easily done by sending a simple SMS with the dealer code to numbers provided by Indian Oil, HPCL, and BPCL.


A Closer Look at the News Summary:

  • A More Than Rs 15 Respite: The Modi government’s decision has led to more than a Rs 15 reduction in fuel prices in Lakshadweep, which is expected to ease the burden on the cost of living and transportation in the islands.


  • Detailed Price Cuts: With a specific focus on island-wise price reduction, the move takes into account the unique logistical challenges faced by the different islands within Lakshadweep.


  • Reliable Supply: Indian Oil continues to stand as a reliable supplier for Lakshadweep’s fuel needs, underscoring the importance of a dependable supply chain for the islands’ connectivity and daily operations.


  • Countrywide Impact: The nationwide price reduction of Rs 2 ties into the broader initiative to mitigate the financial strain on Indian citizens.


  • Accessible Price Updates: The process put in place for consumers to check fuel prices is a nod towards enhancing customer service and transparency within the energy sector.

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