Eliminating emissions from these sources -- without any changes to industrial or vehicle emissions -- would bring the average outdoor air pollution levels below the country's air quality standard, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Fuel consumption in February totalled 17.41 million tonnes as compared to 16.77 million tonnes in the same month last year, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Oil Ministry showed.
Overall food inflation rate also edged closer to 5 percent. It was 4.28 in February this year compared to 2.34 percent in the previous month and 0.95 percent in the same of last year.
Surging diesel consumption in India, the world's third-largest oil user, underscores the country's importance as a driver of global oil demand. Amid increasing concerns that crude demand growth may slip in 2019 because of slowing economic growth, India's burgeoning fuel consumption may help underpin oil and fuel prices.
State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal presented the state Budget for FY20 with a total outlay of Rs 1,58,493 crore with no new taxes.
The automaker says the vehicles' software needs to be updated, and in some cases, have their fuel pumps replaced.
In a report, Wood Mackenzie said India's oil demand growth recovered strongly in 2018, overcoming the aftermath of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation, and contributed 14 percent of the global demand growth or 2,45,000 barrels per day.
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 18.51 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.
Of the 85 mines already allotted, 23 have already started production and the Coal Ministry expects 20 more mines to begin production in the current financial year ending March 2019 or early in the next fiscal.
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, a close ally of Macron's, said all policies involving taxation needed to be reevaluated from time to time and, if deemed not to be working, should be changed.
"No tax merits putting the unity of the nation in danger," Philippe said in a televised address, adding that the anger on the streets "originates from a profound injustice: of not being able to live with dignity from one's work".
Amid protest against a proposed refinery in Maharashtra involving India, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the Gulf nation's envoy to India Ahmed Albanna said the state government will allocate land in coming weeks.
When fuel prices started to rise on the back of a spurt in international oil rates and depreciation in rupee value against the US dollar in August, demand marginally dipped by 0.3 percent to 16.5 MT. In the following month, when petrol and diesel prices continued their upward trend, consumption rose by just 1 percent to 16.51 MT.
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 17.99 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.
The rates are off their record high of Rs 84 per litre for petrol and Rs 75.45 a litre for diesel touched on October 4.
The new FSA tenure would be applicable from the fourth tranche of auction of coking coal linkages for the steel sector to be held shortly, Coal India said in a notice to its subsidiaries.
The Modi government being sensitive to problems of people due to rising prices of petrol and diesel, reduced Rs 2.5 on it and now it is Kejriwal's turn to do the same and reduce the prices by at least Rs 5, the minister said.
Speaking at The Energy Forum here, he said international oil prices touching a four-year high of USD 85 per barrel is a "challenge" that has resulted in fuel prices continuing to rise despite a one-off excise duty cut and public sector units (PSUs) subsidising fuel.
The two ministers met last evening amid concerns of high fuel prices adding to farmers' distress, particularly in the upcoming Rabi crops season, sources said.
Bart Melek, director and head of global commodity strategy at TD Securities, spoke about the trends in the oil markets and shared his outlook
PMK's founder leader Dr S Ramadoss will preside over the protest at Tindivanam and party president GK Mani will lead the stir here, a party release said.
Fuel prices in India have been flirting with the 100-rupee-mark for a few months now. Petrol prices in Mumbai crossed Rs 90 per litre this week, holding as of now at Rs 90 and 30 paise.
Sakshi Batra discusses with Gaurav Choudhury , Policy Editor of Moneycontrol, the implications of this new policy on sugarcane farmers who have still not been paid arrears to the tune of Rs 13000 crore.
The petition, filed through advocate A Maitri, also claimed that Mahajan''s representation to the central government on the issue has not yet been decided.
With no relief in sight, Gaurav Choudhury decrypts the reasons behind the steep rise in fuel prices in India.