Friday, November 12, 2021

Aviation Min Scindia pleased as Himachal Pradesh CM Thakur reduces VAT on Jet fuel to 2%

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia thanked Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday for the reduction in Value-added Tax on Air Turbine Fuel to two per cent. While going on to term this step to be a significant one, Union Minister Scindia stated that this would boost the air connectivity in Himachal Pradesh. CM Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday also unveiled the Mandi greenfield airport which is in close proximity to the China border, and is CM Thakur's dream project.

On November 3, the Centre had decided to reduce the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 respectively. As per data provided by the Ministry of petroleum and natural gas, 22 states/Union Territories in a bid to provide relief to the consumers had undertaken a commensurate reduction of VAT on fuel. 

Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia while thanking Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday stated that the step taken was a progressive one. In a tweet that Scindia put out while expressing his gratitude, he urged other states to embark in similar directions. Scindia mentioned that by doing so, the governments would help bolster the economic prosperity of India and also bring connectivity to places that lack the same. 

11/11/21 Saptarshi Das/Republicworld

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