Petrol and diesel prices in Kerala came down by Re 1 each on Friday following the state government’s decision to reduce cess. The rates in Kerala today were Rs 81.40 per litre for petrol and Rs 74.05 a litre for diesel.
The decision to reduce sales tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel was taken at a state Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday last. Vijayan had stated that the government decided to bring down the fuel prices to give some relief to the people, who were reeling due to the daily hike in prices of petroleum products.
The move would result in a revenue loss of Rs 509 crore per year to the state exchequer, the chief minister had said.