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Pradhan suggests Odisha reduce tax on fuel

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Sunday suggested the reduce taxes on fuel to provide relief to the people of the state.

"The Odisha government, which was collecting an annual tax revenue of about Rs 3,000 crore from fuel in 2014, is now collecting Rs 7,000 crore. Now that the fuel prices have increased in the international market, it is the duty of the to bring down the prices by reducing the Value Added Tax (VAT)," told the media here.

Reacting to Pradhan's proposal, Odisha Finance said the Centre should first reduce tax on the

"Entrusting the responsibility with the state to reduce fuel price shows callousness of the Centre. People are suffering due to the Centre's hide and seek game," said Behera.

said the Centre, which was charging a 6 per cent excise duty on petrol, is currently levying 19 per cent whereas the excise duty on diesel has increased to 15 per cent.

"I want to know what the did with the taxes that it collected during its four and half years reign," asked Deb.



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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 15:32 IST