Diesel became costlier than petrol for the first time in Odisha

Highlights:

  • The Indian state Odisha where diesel became costlier than petrol for the first time. 
  • A litre of diesel cost 12 paise more than that of petrol in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar on 21 October 2018 with diesel being sold at Rs 80.69 per litre while petrol cost 80.57 per litre.
  • This was the first instance of diesel becoming costlier than petrol in any Indian state.
  • While other states have different VAT rates for petrol and diesel, Odisha charges a uniform 26% VAT on both.