Moily also said that he hoped to save $5 billion from fuel conservation measures even as he shied away from substantial measures such as raising diesel and other fuel prices as the electoral cycle hots up with polls due to be held by May 2014. Meanwhile, commenting on the 5 billion 'mega fuel conservation campaign'.
In India, where energy consumption per person is lowest when compared to other countries, the scope of cutting down on fuel usage will be very low. In India diesel accounts for more than 40 percent of the fuel demand, as the bulk of it is used by trucks, farmers and industries. Despite the energy conservation measures, it is expected that the diesel consumption will rise by 3.5 to 4 percent by next fiscal year.