What do a European Automobile Manufacturer, a Five Star Hotel and a Not-for-profit organisation that strives to eliminate classroom hunger of more than 15 Lakh students everyday have in common? If you say, “nothing in common”, you may not be too far from truth. Except that all these companies use Diesel in their day-to-day operations. Not only that, they have also taken their first steps in reducing their fuel bill and decrease local pollution by switching to Heat Pumps.
While the Automobile manufacturer uses Diesel to generate hot water for use in surface treatment applications, the Five Star Hotel has huge Diesel-fired-boilers that ensure that its guests enjoy the comfort of hot water for bathing, any time of the day. And then we have the not-for-profit Foundation that runs one of world’s largest Mid-Day Meal programme in government and government-aided schools. This Foundation is forced to use Diesel for cooking purposes.
Diesel prices have been increasing steeply over the last few months, and even though there has been a respite during the last few days, Diesel prices could very well increase further. The Diesel price change in Mumbai over the last one year is given below: