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Covid-19 crisis: States tap liquor, fuel to fill coffers as revenues fall

The Delhi government has already imposed a Covid cess of 70 per cent on liquor and hiked petrol and diesel prices as the state got just Rs 300 crore in April

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Liquor sale | Coronavirus | Lockdown

Dilasha Seth & Indivjal Dhasmana  |  New Delhi 

With finances taking a hit because of the lockdown, states are scrambling to tap revenue streams like liquor and petroleum. For instance, the Andhra Pradesh government will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss imposing a higher tax on fuel, registration of cars, after increasing prices of liquor by another 50 per cent on Tuesday, a state official told Business Standard.

The move on liquor came a day after it imposed a 25 per cent hike on the product. The other options on the table for Andhra Pradesh are hiking municipal taxes, local panchayat cess and increasing fee on ...

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First Published: Tue, May 05 2020. 22:54 IST
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