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Fuel prices continued to rise on Sunday across the country. The price of petrol in Delhi increased by 0.6 paise to Rs 82.74 per litre, while price rose by 0.19 paise to Rs 75.38 per litre.
In Mumbai, prices of petrol and diesel were hiked by 0.6 paise and 0.20 paise, respectively. Petrol now costs Rs 88.18 per litre, while diesel is priced at Rs 79.02 per litre.
Fuel prices have been witnessing a steep rise since the past few months. While the Opposition has repeatedly blamed the union government for not doing enough to keep a check on prices, the latter has maintained that global crude oil prices and other international factors are causing a hike in prices of petroleum products.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi to discuss petroleum issues.
According to reports, the discussion in the meeting focused on increasing domestic oil production, subsidy borne by oil marketing companies and reducing imports to cut down the account deficit.