Chhattisgarh government decides to lower the value added tax on petrol and diesel


Posted on 22 November 2021


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On Monday, the Chhattisgarh government decided to lower the value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by 1% and 2%, respectively. The decision was made by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's Cabinet, and the government will lose around Rs 1,000 crore, according to a tweet from the Chief Minister's Office in Hindi. The decision was made at Mr. Baghel's home during a Cabinet meeting. The VAT on petrol was decreased by the Congress governments in Punjab and Rajasthan. On November 3, the federal government reduced the excise duty on petrol and diesel by 5 and 10 rupees per litre, respectively.


Key Points

  • On Monday, the Chhattisgarh government decided to lower the value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by 1% and 2%, respectively. 

  • The decision was made by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's Cabinet, and the government will lose around Rs 1,000 crore, according to a tweet from the Chief Minister's Office in Hindi.