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Govt to decide on diesel deregulation after state polls

The local prices of the fuel are currently higher than the global rates, making a case for a cut in retail prices.This is for the first time this has happened, due to a sustained monthly rise in local prices since January 2013.

business Updated: Sep 16, 2014 12:45 IST

India will decide on ending government control on diesel pricing after elections in two states next month, an oil ministry source told Reuters.

The local prices of the fuel are currently higher than the global rates, making a case for a cut in retail prices.This is for the first time this has happened, due to a sustained monthly rise in local prices since January 2013.

"We tinker with diesel prices once a month...There is a case for a cut in diesel prices towards the end of the month but a decision is yet to be taken on that," the source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

"The diesel under-recovery has been wiped out and there is over-recovery of 0.35 rupees per litre with effect from Sep. 16," a government statement said on Tuesday.