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Mamata government reduces fuel tax by Re 1 per litre

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Urging the Centre to reduce the cess on fuel prices, on Tuesday announced that her government has decided to reduce the tax on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre.

"We demand the to reduce the cess on petrol and diesel. The price of has gone down, but they are increasing the prices and cess. Both cannot happen simultaneously. The does not get any percentage from the cess.

"In this situation, our government has decided to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by one rupee per litre," she said at the state Secretariat Nabanna.

She also said mismanagement is going on.

The cess imposed by has been increased and no attempts are being made to bring stability in the fuel prices, alleged.

"In January, 2016 the petrol price was Rs 65.12 a litre and in September 2018 the price has risen to Rs 81.5 per litre. So the petrol price has gone up by Rs 16.48 per litre. Diesel price was Rs 48.80 a litre in 2016 ,now it has risen to Rs 73.26 per litre, which is a hike of Rs 24.46," said.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 17:52 IST