Petroleum and diesel will get less expensive by Rs 5 in Assam from Friday noon, while the 25 per cent extra cess on alcohol will likewise be taken out.
The Assam government had eliminated the extra cess of Rs 5 collected on both the energizes a year ago at the pinnacle of Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressed by Himanta Biswa Sarma:
While introducing the decision on-account in the second day Friday of the three-day Assembly meeting for the initial four months of 2021-2022 fiscal, Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the decrease in the fuel costs would come as an incredible help for all.
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He said that 25 per cent extra cess on alcohol will likewise be eliminated from Friday noon, which was forced to meet the medical care costs amid the pandemic.
Costs Increased due to Pandemic:
In an organized manner, Assam and Meghalaya climbed petroleum and diesel costs a year ago.
The adjoining Nagaland had imposed Covid-19 cess of Rs 5 per litre on diesel and ₹6 on petroleum and engine soul after Assam and Meghalaya expanded costs of the oil-based goods.
Other northeastern states likewise imposed extra cess on petroleum and diesel in the wake of the pandemic-prompted monetary emergency.