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language | Updated: 21 Feb 2021, 10:37:00 PM

Kolkata, 21 February (Language) The Government of West Bengal on Sunday announced a reduction of one rupee per liter in tax on petrol and diesel, which will be effective from midnight of 22 February. State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that this step will give people some relief from the increase in fuel prices. Mitra said, “The Center receives Rs 32.90 per liter (on February 20) as tax from petrol, while the state gets only around Rs 18.46. In case of Diesel, Central Government gets tax of Rs 31.80

Kolkata, 21 February (Language) The government of West Bengal on Sunday announced a reduction of one rupee per liter in tax on petrol and diesel, which will be effective from midnight of 22 February. State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that this step will give people some relief from the increase in fuel prices. Mitra said, “The Center receives Rs 32.90 per liter (on February 20) as tax from petrol, while the state gets only around Rs 18.46. In the case of diesel, the tax to the central government is Rs 31.80 per liter, while the state gets only about Rs 12.77. ”He also alleged that the Center has levied a cess so that states get their share out of this amount. Not to give, it is “against the characteristics of the country’s federal structure”. Mitra said in response to a question that the Central Government should bring the Planning Commission into existence again. The minister later said in a tweet that the tax exemption on fuel would be valid till 30 June. Mitra said, “To reduce the burden of the common man, the state government has decided to allow a rebate of Rs. 1 per liter on the sales tax payable on the sale of petrol and diesel which is midnight of 22 February, 2021 Will be effective from 30 June 2021.

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