(Manisha Mahar, Intern Journalist), Delhi; Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal government (Delhi Government) made a big decision on Thursday, the biggest ever reduction in VAT (value-added tax) on diesel in the capital. Kejriwal government has taken this major decision in the cabinet meeting held on Thursday, due to which diesel has become cheaper by Rs 8.36 per liter in the capital. Announcing this, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind said that the government has taken this step to strengthen the economy of Delhi and save the common people from inflation. In this decision, the Delhi government has reduced the 30% VAT on diesel in the state to 16.75%. Diesel will now be Rs 73.64 per liter in Delhi.
CM Kejriwal gave this information to the virtual press conference after the meeting. He said that after the reduction in VAT, the price of diesel will be reduced by Rs 8.36 per liter. The Chief Minister said that ‘many challenges are still facing in reviving Delhi’s economy. However, with this, he said that we will overcome these challenges with the cooperation of the people. He said that ‘after this deduction, the price of diesel in Delhi will be reduced from Rs 82 per liter to Rs 73.64 per liter. The Chief Minister said that traders and industrialists of the state were demanding a reduction in VAT on diesel.