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Chhattisgarh cuts VAT on petrol by 1%, diesel by 2%

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel-led Cabinet took the decision and Chhattisgarh government would bear the loss of about ₹1,000 crore. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Chhattisgarh Government on Monday decided to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by 1% and 2% respectively.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel-led Cabinet took the decision and the government would bear the loss of about ₹1,000 crore, the Chief Minister’s Office said in a tweet in Hindi.

The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held at Mr. Baghel’s residence.

The Congress governments in Punjab and Rajasthan had reduced the VAT on fuel. The Central government slashed the excise duty on petrol and diesel by ₹5 and ₹10 a litre respectively on November 3.

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