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Bihar reduces VAT on diesel

PTI Patna | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on June 28, 2011


In a bid to provide relief to farmers, the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar today decided to slash the VAT on diesel by 0.36 per cent from 18.36 per cent to 18 per cent, reducing the price of diesel by 14 paise per litre.

A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet presided over by the Chief Minister Mr Nitish Kumar.

Later, briefing reporters, the Deputy Chief Minister Mr S K Modi said the cabinet decided to slash the VAT on diesel by 0.36 per cent from 18.36 per cent to 18 per cent, reducing the price by 14 paise per litre.

“The state exchequer will suffer loss to the tune of Rs 37 crore per annum by slashing the VAT,” he said.

Stating that the rate of tax on prices of petroleum was “at its lowest level”, Mr Modi said the state government had already reduced the VAT on kerosene from 12.5 per cent to five per cent on July 12, 2010.

Published on June 28, 2011
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