Petrol, diesel to get costlier in Karnataka

The move, aimed at resource mobilisation, comes after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is also the finance minister, reviewed the state’s revenue generation and fiscal position.
Image used for representational purposes only.
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NEW DELHI: Karnataka government on Saturday hiked sales tax on fuel, making petrol and diesel costlier.

As per official sources, petrol price will now go up by `3 and diesel by `3.5 a litre. The Finance Department notification showed the government has increased sales tax on petrol by 3.92 percentage points, from 25.92 to 29.84%. On diesel, the hike is 4.1 percentage points, from 14.34 to 18.44%.

This notification shall come into force with immediate effect, it said. The decision comes days after the Lok Sabha poll results, in which NDA got 19 out of 28 seats in Karnataka, with BJP winning 17 and JD(S) with 2. The ruling Congress in the state has won nine seats.

The move, aimed at resource mobilisation, comes after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is also the finance minister, reviewed the state’s revenue generation and fiscal position.

During the meeting, the CM asked officials to work harder towards meeting revenue collection targets.

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