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Assam removes Covid cess; fuel gets cheaper

Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement in the Assembly while presenting the vote-on-account for an aggregate expenditure of Rs 60,784.03 crore for the first six months of the next financial year.

Written by Abhishek Saha | Guwahati |
February 13, 2021 3:11:43 am
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The Assam government Friday withdrew the cess imposed on fuel and liquor earlier during the pandemic, significantly reducing their prices just two months before the Assembly elections.

Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement in the Assembly while presenting the vote-on-account for an aggregate expenditure of Rs 60,784.03 crore for the first six months of the next financial year. Assam is scheduled to go to polls in April.

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