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West Bengal govt slashes tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol, diesel Petrol price Reduce

West Bengal govt slashes tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol, diesel

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Feb 2021, 01:29 am

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday announced a reduction of tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel, making the fuels cheaper in the state.

"To reduce the common man's burden, the State Government has decided to allow rebate of Re 1 per litre on sales tax payable on sales of petrol and diesel w.e.f. the end of midnight of 22nd February, 2021 till 30th day of June, 2021," State Finance Minister Amit Mitra tweeted.

The tax reduction on the fuels will be applicable from Monday midnight.

Targeting the Centre, Trinamool Congress party tweeted: "Under @MamataOfficial's leadership, GoWB has reduced fuel prices by ₹1. While @narendramodiji has done nothing to address the qualms of people, it is #Didi who once again stands up for the welfare of people!"

The prices of petrol and diesel have been rising for the past few days.