Tinsukia (Assam): Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Pure Fuel Rameswar Teli has in contrast the rising worth of petrol with that of packaged mineral water and stated that the worth of such water is extra.
He additionally stated that taxes on petroleum merchandise funded free COVID-19 vaccines supplied by the federal government to individuals.
The minister, who interacted with media individuals right here on Saturday, stated that the worth of petrol shouldn’t be excessive however taxes are imposed and that is additionally a method of elevating sources.
The minister stated Assam is amongst states that has least VAT (value-added tax) on petrol.
“The worth of petrol shouldn’t be excessive, there may be tax concerned in it. The worth of (packaged mineral) water is increased than that of gasoline. The worth of petrol is Rs 40, the Assam authorities imposes Rs 28 VAT, the Petroleum Ministry imposes Rs 30, it turns into Rs 98. However if you happen to drink Himalaya water, then the price of a bottle is Rs.100. The price of water is extra, not of oil,” he stated.
The minister stated that the cash for the free vaccines comes from the taxes that the central authorities collects.
“Gas costs aren’t excessive however embody the tax levied. You have to’ve taken a free vaccine, the place will the cash come from? You have not paid the cash, that is the way it was collected,” he stated.
The Union Minister stated that the petrol worth is the best in Rajasthan and added that the state authorities has imposed most VAT on petrol.
“Even when we scale back the worth, they won’t,” he stated, including that VAT could be decreased by the state authorities.
The minister stated the opposition-ruled governments assume that if gasoline costs keep excessive, the centre will get the blame.
The minister had visited Tinsukia for a BJP assembly.
Petrol and diesel costs continued their upward pattern for the seventh consecutive day on Monday. Costs of petrol and diesel rose by Rs 0.30 (Rs 104.44/litre) and Rs 0.35 (Rs 93.17/litre) respectively in Delhi.In Mumbai, petrol was priced at Rs 110.41/litre (up by Rs 0.29) and diesel prices Rs 101.03/litre (up by Rs 0.37) on Monday.
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