Fuel Prices Finally Drop In Maharashtra After An Endless Spike

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
by Vaishalee Kalvankar 110

The prices of petrol and diesel were soaring up to no limit in the last few months, thanks to the war. The increasing prices of fuel had simply made everyone’s life miserable. But now, Maharashtra finally saw a ray of light as the Centre announced a reduction in the excise duty of petrol by ₹8 and diesel by ₹6. This resulted in the petrol prices falling by ₹9.16 and diesel prices falling by ₹7.49 in Mumbai. 

Reduced Excise Duty And VAT

The diesel was priced at ₹97.28 per litre and petrol was available at ₹111.35 a litre after the reduction by the Centre. Just a day after the centre announced a reduction in excise duty, the Maharashtra government Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol by ₹2.08 per litre and diesel by ₹1.44 per litre. This has reduced the fuel prices further making the common man feel good after so many months.

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Announcement On Subsidy

 Nirmala Sitharaman had stated when announcing the reduction in excise duties that it would result in a revenue reduction of about 1 lakh crore annually for the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to the finance minister’s announcement on Twitter by saying the decisions demonstrate that his government places people first. Furthermore, Sitharaman announced a subsidy of Rs 200 for each gas cylinder to be provided under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to more than 9 crore beneficiaries. The decision will affect revenue by Rs 6,100 crore per year. 

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