Finance Minister Sitharaman speaks on rising prices of petrol and diesel.

Finance Minister Sitharaman speaks on rising prices of petrol and diesel.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has admitted that the rising burden of petrol and diesel is increasing the burden of people, adding that the central and state government will have to sit down and talk and take a decision on this issue. , Because fuel is taxed by both governments. The Finance Minister said on Friday that people should get relief from high prices of petrol and diesel, but for this, tax will have to be cut at both the central and state levels.

Speaking to reporters at the Indian Women's Press Corp (IWPC) on Friday, Sitharaman said, "People's demand to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel is justified. It is understood that the burden on the customers is increasing, but fixing the price is a difficult issue in itself. That is why I have used the word 'Dharmasankat' for this. This is a question on which the central and state governments should talk together. The central government does not impose taxes on petroleum products alone, the states also levy taxes on it. ”

States get 41 percent share of tax

It is known that about 60 per cent of the price of petrol goes to the Central and State Governments as tax. At the same time, it is up to 56 percent in the case of diesel. The Finance Minister said that both the central and state governments get revenue on petrol and diesel. 41 percent of the tax collected by the central government goes to the states. In such a situation, it would be appropriate that the Center and the state talk about it among themselves.

At the same time, on the matter of bringing petrol and diesel under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said that any decision in this regard has to be taken by the JST Council. At the same time, when he was asked that the Central Government will bring such a proposal in the next meeting of the GST Council, in response to this, he said that it would be considered when the time of the meeting of the Council comes near.

Petrol price Rs 100 per liter in some states

In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, petrol prices have crossed Rs 100 per liter in some places, while in other places of the country, their prices are still at the highest level. If the central government talks on fuel prices, this will be the first formal discussion on the matter after the exclusion of GST from crude oil and petroleum products in the year 2017. When GST was implemented in the year 2017, petrol products like petrol, diesel, crude oil, natural gas and ATF were excluded from its purview.

Maharashtra: Lockdown rules will be given concession or will continue to be strict, may be decided in the meeting of all-party leaders today

Maharashtra: Lockdown rules will be given concession or will continue to be strict, may be decided in the meeting of all-party leaders today

The Maharashtra government imposed a severe Maharashtra lockdown on Monday to stop the second wave of Corona. Except for essential items, other shops are ordered to be closed till the 30th. This has caused resentment among the traders. Traders landed at many places in the state. The Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce has given a warning to open all shops from Monday. The BJP has given its support to the traders. On the other hand, seeing the transition of the corona in the state not decreasing, the working of the state government is being questioned on behalf of the central government.

Amidst these conditions, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (CM Uddhav Thackeray) has called a meeting of all party meeting today. In this meeting, the status of corona infection, lack of vaccine, relaxation of the ban or a strong lockdown and the 10th-12th examination are to be considered and decided.

Three weeks of lockdown signs

Talking to Tv9, Congress leader and Minister Vijay Vadettivar on Friday indicated the lockdown of three weeks. Apart from them, some other leaders also believe that the weekend lockdown will not control corona. If the lives of innocent people are to be saved, the lockdown will have to be prolonged. There are also some festivals this week, due to which there is a possibility of increasing crowds in the markets. Therefore, many leaders are of the opinion that for at least a week, a strong lockdown should be imposed or else the situation will become more explosive due to increased crowd. As it is, there is a shortage of oxygen and ventilators beds in the state. The vaccine is falling short. Therefore, tightening the rules is the only solution.

While the traders have warned that shops will be opened in any condition from Monday. Now in such a situation, everyone's eyes are fixed on what the state government decides.

What will be the decision on the 10th-12th examination?

There is a constant demand that in view of the crisis of Corona, the 10th-12th examination should be canceled or its date should be extended. Examinations of first to eighth and ninth and eleventh have already been canceled in the state. All these students have been ordered to promote in the next class. Now to see what the state government decides about the 10th-12th examination.

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