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Curated Content | BS Special | Tokyo

Kanika Datta 

Photo: PTI
Photo: PTI

The Union government’s decision last week to reduce the road and infrastructure cess on petrol and diesel has given rise to a debate over whether the states too should cut their value-added tax or sales tax they impose on these fuel items. But only two states have complied. Why are states so reluctant to cut their fuel taxes? To explain this, A K Bhattacharya describes how the Centre’s duty structure for petrol and diesel has evolved over the last few years. Read it here

In other views:

The top edit says the joint statement upped the ante against Beijing even as it sought to widen the scope of the group from its security-oriented focus. Read it here

Jayant Sinha suggests a Vyapar Credit Card on the lines of the Kisan Credit Card to drive finance for . Read it here

The second edit explains how past experience can help India reclaim degraded land. Read it here

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‘We reaffirm our resolve to uphold the international rules-based order where countries are free from all forms of military, economic and political coercion’

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First Published: Wed, May 25 2022. 06:30 IST
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