Fuel subsidies in India

Cost of sending an indigenous unmanned mission to the moon: Rs. 400 crores.
Cost of putting that unclean fuel into that gas guzzling tank of yours: Rs. 1,00,000 crore.

Use your math knowledge to figure out which is higher and by how much. Use your sense to figure out which is an asset building measure and which is slow poison. Shut up and think about these numbers the next time you want to crib about how the government is raising fuel prices.

You may argue that its the taxpayers’ money that is being used to foot the fuel subsidies and that you honestly pay your taxes; as such, you are entitled to such a favourable situation. Well, i too am a taxpayer and i do not want my money being used to help you fill your tank at such a steeply discounted prices. So, the next time you are stuck in a fuel line with umpteen others like you, grumbling about how things will never be right, be a human for once and think rationally.

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