• The demand contraction was led by diesel, the most-consumed fuel in the country
• Diesel consumption fell 12 per cent to 72.72 million tonnes
• While petrol demand shrank 6.7 per cent to 27.95 million tonnes
NEW DELHI: India’s fuel demand contracted by a massive 9.1 per cent in the financial year ended March 31, the first in more than two decades, as a stringent lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the pandemic pummelled economic activity, government data showed on Friday.
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