Hence the total loss to state exchequer on account of reduction in VAT is appr Rs. 2000 Cr. but is going as a major relief to the people of Odisha. With this reduction, the petrol & diesel prices in the state are likely to be one of the lowest in the country.Notably, the Centre reduced the excise duty on petrol by Rs 5 and that on diesel by Rs 10, to be effective from Thursday.
Odisha government has Announces Reduction Of Rs 3 VAT On Petrol, Diesel
Bhubaneswar:4/11/21:In order to provide relief to the general public from the rising fuel prices Hon’ble CM Sri Naveen Patnaik today announced reduction of Vat of Rs 3/- each on petrol and diesel which will be applicable from midnight of 5th Nov.
This is over and above the reduction in excise duty announced by the Government of India. In view of this reduction, the loss of VAT revenue to the state exchequer will be to the tune of Rs 1400 Cr. per annum.
This is in addition to a loss in VAT collection @Rs. 1.6/ litre on petrol and Rs. 2.8/ litre on diesel, total amounting to Rs 700 Cr., which the state is likely to incur in view of Excise duty reduction by Government of India.