The hike in the value of petroleum at the occasion of OPEC has triggered a collection of incidents and created its own influence on the oil importing countries on the earth. The closely populated international locations like China and India have been facing the wrath of the common man. Particularly in India, which is the biggest democracy in the world, spontaneous outbursts and agitations occurred across the country, sponsored by the political events like BJP and the Left.

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Petroleum products like petrol, diesel and cooking fuel have been hiked by the petroleum ministry as decided by the cabinet, by Rs 5, Rs 3.50 and Rs 50 respectively. The worth hike in cooking gasoline was unprecedented as much as 17 %.

Novel methods of protests and agitations hitherto unheard of against the value rise had been devised by the political events to draw the general public attention and to some extent to use the state of affairs to their political benefit. Garlanding a gasoline cylinder, dragging a petrol-much less automobile by way of a bullock-cart, conducting political bands throughout which the shops stay closed, have been some of the methods of agitation adopted towards the price hike.

However the last word casualty was the peaceful life of the widespread man. On the one hand the worth rise of petrol and its allied products, made them dearer to the frequent man, making a heavy toll on his monthly funds. Then again it triggered a sequence of oblique influence on his daily life. Just a few days in the past the All India Lorry Owners Associations had launched a country wide agitation protesting in opposition to the worth hike of diesel, totally paralyzing the motion of essential commodities. It’s alleged that the country large lorry strike prompted an estimated loss of Rs 5,000 crores to the exchequer.

Retaliating in opposition to the value hike, the Lorry House owners had also hiked the freight prices closely, which in turn hiked the price of pulses, edible oils and vegetables.

The inflation charge in India has been steadily on the rise in India and it soared from 7.43 % to eleven.53 % inside weeks and the rise in inflation to all time high in a period of thirteen years has been primarily ascribed to the oblique impact caused by the hike of petroleum and its allied products.

The Indian Finance Minister and the Reserve Financial institution of India had taken belated steps and in reality they have been making frantic attempts to reduce the inflation charge and check the rising value beneath management. The federal government has decided and accordingly ordered the sale of edible oils solely through truthful value retailers. The Reserve Financial institution of India has raised the Cash Reserve Ratio and likewise has taken a few other steps.