The minister said the government would re-introduce kerosene markers to prevent adulteration of diesel with kerosene, which is most subidised fuel.
The Centre, he said, is not in a position to crack down on the mafia on its own as the matter falls within the domain of state civil supplies and public distribution departments.
Reddy urged the state governments to adopt technologies like GPS to track the movement of kerosene consignments. We are not merely urging the states to adopt technology, we are showing a practical way out. We are providing the management and technology assistance at our cost .
Reddy rules out diesel price decontrol
Petroleum minister S Jaipal Reddy on Thursday ruled out deregulating the price of diesel now as it would not be politically and practically feasible when crude price is ruling at around $92 a barrel. It is not possible now, Reddy told reporters in the Capital.