After Assam, now the Meghalaya government has also reduced VAT on petrol and diesel. This reduced the retail prices of fuels by more than five rupees per liter. Chief Minister CK Sangma informed about this. Explain that the price of petrol and diesel has been increasing in the country for the last 8 days, whereas in Assam, the rates of both fuels were reduced by Rs. 5. Today, ordinary petrol in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan is now just 13 paise away from its century and if it continues to grow like this, tomorrow it will go beyond Rs 100 a liter. At the same time, extra premium petrol has already crossed the century and today stands at Rs 102.65 on Tuesday. At the same time, the price of this petrol has also crossed 100 in Bhopal.
Petrol prices rise by Rs 2.34 per liter in eight days
For eight consecutive days, prices for petrol have increased by Rs 2.34 per liter and diesel by Rs 2.57. Petrol in Rajasthan is Rs 99.87 per liter. The state that has the highest VAT on fuel in the country, Rajasthan has the highest prices of petrol and diesel. In Sriganganagar city of the state, the price of petrol rose to Rs 99.87 and diesel jumped to Rs 91.86 per liter. The price of branded petrol in Sriganganagar is Rs 102.65 per liter and the price of similar grade diesel is Rs 95.52. Central and state taxes make up 60 percent of the retail sales price for petrol and 54 percent for diesel. The central government charges Rs 32.90 on excise duty on petrol and Rs 31.80 per liter on diesel.
In addition to the previous rebate of Rs 2 per liter, the Government has decided to reduce the petrol price further by Rs 5.4 per liter and diesel by Rs 5.1 per liter to offer relief to consumers of Meghalaya with slight variations in other districts: Meghalaya CM
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Before the assembly elections, the Assam government on Friday reduced the price of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and also decided to withdraw the additional tax of 25% imposed on liquor products after the coronovirus epidemic. The new fuel prices have come into effect from Friday midnight. Assam Finance Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma gave information about this decision of the government in the Assembly on Friday. He said, “Now Assam will have the record for the lowest petrol price in the country after Gujarat. He said that diesel prices will be lowest after Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.