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Monday, 04 July 2022 4.54 PM IST

Following Centre's announcement, Kerala reduces fuel tax; minister Balagopal welcomes Centre's decision

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal has said that Kerala will also reduce petrol and diesel prices in the wake of the central government's reduction in fuel tax. The minister made the announcement on social media. The finance minister also welcomed the central government's decision to reduce fuel tax and said that the state government will follow the same. The state government has reduced the petrol tax by Rs 2.41 and the diesel tax by Rs 1.36.

Earlier today, the Centre reduced petrol tax by Rs 8 per litre and diesel by Rs 6 per litre. Apart from this, the government has decided to provide a subsidy of Rs 200 for cooking gas. The discount will be effective from tomorrow morning.

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