Diesel dearer by Rs 3 per ltr in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, July 15

The Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu Government, in power for seven months, has announced a hike in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel by Rs three per litre.

A notification issued by Principal Secretary of Excise and Taxation, Bharat Kheda, stated that the VAT on diesel, which was previously charged at a rate of 9.96 percent or Rs 7.40 per litre, will now be charged at a rate of 13.9 percent or Rs 10.40 per litre. This hike will be implemented starting from July 14, 2023.

Also read:No plan to hike VAT on diesel & petrol : HP CM

This is the second time the Sukhu government has increased fuel prices in the last seven months, citing the need for rationalization to match the rates of neighboring states.



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