A post while sharing an article published by the Haryana-based ‘indiabreaking.com’ website claims that the prices of petrol and diesel had been drastically reduced to Rs.75/ltr and Rs.70/ltr across the country. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: An article reporting the huge drop in Petrol and Diesel prices across the country.
Fact: The article shared in the post doesn’t mention anything about the reduction in petrol and diesel prices. No such drastic reduction in Petrol and Diesel prices was announced recently in the country. As on 19 October 2022, the Retail Selling Price (RSP) of Petrol in Delhi is 96.72 Rs/ltr and the RSP of Diesel in Delhi was 89.62 Rs/ltr. The current RSPs of Petrol and Diesel in Haryana are 97.51 Rs/ltr and 90.35 Rs/ltr. The article shared in the post is a clickbait article created for attracting visitors to the webpage. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Firstly, the article shared in the post doesn’t mention anything about the reduction in petrol and diesel prices across the country. Further, on searching for the current prices of petrol and diesel in the country, we found the petrol and diesel buildup prices on the official website of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). They can be seen here and here. According to the details provided on the IOCL website, on 16 October 2022, the effective Retail Selling Price (RSP) of Petrol in Delhi was 96.72 Rs/Ltr and the RSP of Diesel in Delhi was 89.62 Rs/ltr. The Retail Selling Prices of Petrol and Diesel across major metropolitan cities in the past week was found on the Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell (PPAC) website.
Also, according to the data provided on the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) website, the current Retail Selling Price of Petrol at Ambala Cantt. town in Haryana is 97.51 Rs/ltr, and the RSP of Diesel is 90.35 Rs/ltr in Haryana. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that there has been no such drastic reduction in petrol and diesel prices as the title of clickbait article suggests.
To sum it up, this article reporting drastic reduction in petrol and diesel prices is a clickbait article.