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Petrol, diesel costs drop by as a lot as Rs 9.5 after excise responsibility minimize | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

The central authorities has minimize the excise responsibility on petrol and diesel by Rs eight and Rs 6 per litre, respectively. Contemplating different cess and seller fee reductions, the worth of petrol has diminished by 9.5 per litre and that of diesel has diminished by Rs 7 per litre. This comes after a collection of gas value hikes, and petrol crossing the Rs 120 per litre mark in Mumbai just lately. 

A day after the central authorities minimize the taxes, a number of state governments additionally diminished the Worth Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel. Here’s a record of states which have lowered VAT on petrol and diesel.


The Kerala authorities has introduced a minimize in tax on petrol by Rs 2.41 per litre, and on diesel by Rs 1.36 per litre. 


The federal government of Maharashtra has diminished VAT on petrol and diesel by Rs 2.08 per litre and Rs 1.44 per litre, respectively. 


The Rajasthan authorities has diminished the tax on petrol by Rs 2.48 per litre, and on diesel by Rs 1.16 per litre.


The federal government of Odisha has additionally diminished taxes on petrol by Rs 2.23 per litre and that of diesel by Rs 1.36 per litre. 


Whereas the Bihar authorities is but to announce any cuts in gas costs, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has supported the Centre’s announcement of decreasing the excise responsibility on fuels, and hinted that his authorities may also do its bit after crucial deliberations. 

Main gas value minimize in India after a collection of hikes

Worldwide crude oil costs had began rising even earlier than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, however the battle accelerated it additional. India relies on imports for 85 p.c of its vitality wants and a slight fluctuation in worldwide costs tends to have an effect right here too. Gasoline costs within the nation had been rising virtually on daily basis by March finish, with the final hike being on April 6 when petrol and diesel costs had been elevated by Rs 80 paise every. Since then, petrol and diesel costs have remained unchanged throughout all metro cities, earlier than Saturday’s minimize was introduced.

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