Diesel gets cheaper by 85 paise as state govt reduces VAT
September, 21st 2012
Diesel will now be cheaper in Bihar by 85 paise per litre after the state government reduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) from the existing 18 per cent to 16 per cent. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said on Tuesday that tax on diesel will be reduced so that farmers do not suffer.
"There will be reduction in the price of diesel in Bihar as the state government has decided on principle to modify the VAT rate on the fuel product," Nitish had said.
Nitish had also reiterated demand for grant of special category status to Bihar to tide over economic backwardness.