Even though the people of the country are scorched due to the petrol-diesel fire, the reality is that if they remove the tax of the central and state governments from it, then it will be Rs 31.82 and Rs 33.46 per liter respectively. Tell that petrol has gone beyond Rs 100 in Rajasthan, so it is very close to a century in many cities of the country. People have started making mimes about this too. One such meats is petrol 34.70 * rupees liter. Tax is written in lowercase letters separately. Yes! It is this tax which has set the price of both oils on fire.

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Prices vary in different states

Fuel prices vary by state. The reason for this is the value added tax (VAT) imposed by the states. This is why the price in Rajasthan is higher: In Rajasthan, the highest VAT is being charged on petrol. VAT in this state is 36% on petrol and 26% on diesel. Oil in Sriganganagar is supplied from Jaipur or Jodhpur. Due to the greater distance, transportation costs are higher. Petrol is four rupees cheaper in Jaipur than in Sriganganagar. While in the past, the government cut VAT by two percent.

So much tax on one liter of petrol and diesel

Description Petrol Rs per liter Diesel Rs per liter
Base Price 31.82 33.46
The rent 0.28 0.25
Excise duty 32.9 31.8
Dealer commission 3.68 2.51
VAT 20.61 11.68
total price 89.29 79.7
Source: IOC Delhi February 16 data

Meghalaya, Assam and Bengal provided relief

After Assam, Meghalaya, now the West Bengal government has also reduced tax on petrol and diesel. The government of Assam and Meghalaya have reduced their taxes from petrol and diesel by Rs 5-5, while West Bengal has reduced one rupee. West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said the move would give people some relief from the increase in fuel prices. Mitra said, ‘The Center receives Rs 32.90 per liter (on 20 February) as tax from petrol, while the state gets only around Rs 18.46. In case of diesel, the tax to the central government is Rs 31.80 per liter, while the state gets only about Rs 12.77.

Even today the prices have not increased

Petrol and diesel prices were continuously increasing for the last 12 days, but there was no increase in the price of oil since Sunday. There has been no increase in oil prices on Monday 22 February. According to the website of Indian Oil, petrol is being sold in Delhi at Rs 90.58 and diesel at Rs 80.97 per liter. Petrol is notout at 101.22 in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, while Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh is only 40 paisa away from its first century.

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However, the price of normal petrol in Anuppur district has already crossed the Rs 100 mark. Today, 100.98 liters is being sold here. Petrol in Ajmer, Rajasthan is priced at Rs 96.78 and diesel at Rs 89.13 per liter. In Bikaner, petrol is being sold today at Rs 99.42 per liter and diesel at Rs 91.55 per liter. Apart from this, petrol in Jodhpur remains at Rs 96.97 per liter and diesel at Rs 89.32 per liter.


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