Effective October 5, the Union Government had announced a cut of Rs 2.50 per litre on fuel. Following the Centre’s decision, the Haryana government too reduced VAT, slashing a total of Rs 4.60 off per litre diesel and Rs 4.38 off per litre petrol.
With this rate cut, the price of petrol will come down by Rs 2.93 and that of diesel by Rs 2.72 in the state from Tuesday midnight, CM Vijay Rupani said. The new price of petrol in Gujarat will be Rs 67.53 per litre.
In March 2011, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee introduced the Constitution (115th Amendment) Bill to pave the way for the introduction of GST. The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Finance, then steered by Yashwant Sinha.
Gujarat is the largest salt-producer of the country. It produces around 1.8 crore tonnes of salt every year. This is about 70 per cent of the total production of 2.4 crore total production of the country.