West Bengal to cut taxes on petrol, diesel price by Re 1 per litre

State finance minister says decision taken despite Amphan, Covid stress and dues from Centre running into Rs 77,000 cr, will bring marginal relief especially to farmers who use diesel

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

Ishita Ayan Dutt Kolkata
The West Bengal government has decided to cut taxes on petrol and diesel price by one rupee a litre effective Monday midnight.

West Bengal finance minister, Amit Mitra, said that despite Amphan, Covid-related stress and dues from the Centre running into Rs 77,000 crore, the state government has decided to cut petrol and diesel prices by one rupee a litre. This will bring marginal relief to the people, especially farmers who use diesel, he said.

"To reduce the common man's burden, the state government has decided to allow rebate of Re 1 per litre on sales tax payable on sales of petrol and diesel w.e.f the end of midnight of 22nd February, 2021 till 30th day of June, 2021,

First Published: Feb 21 2021 | 6:29 PM IST

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