CNG has become cheaper in Maharashtra. It will get cheaper by 5 to 7 rupees in a kilo. This new rate will be applicable from April 1. This has been possible due to the reduction in VAT by the Government of Maharashtra. Till now, it used to charge 13.5 per cent VAT. After the new order of the state government, now VAT will be charged only 3 per cent.
Because of this, CNG will become cheaper by Rs 5 to 7 per kg in the state. The Central Government has increased the rate of CNG by Rs 11.43 in six months. Due to this, the people of CNG vehicles in the state faced many difficulties. But due to the reduction in VAT by the state government, the CNG consumers in the state will get a lot of relief.
CNG Cheaper In Maharashtra
This decision to reduce the rate of CNG will also help control pollution. This belief has been expressed by the Deputy CM of the state, Ajit Pawar. Presenting the budget of Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar had announced a 10 per cent reduction in VAT. According to the announcement, a notification has been issued in this regard. Now from April 1, the reduced rate of CNG will be applicable.
If four kg of CNG is needed daily, there will be a saving of 20 to 30 rupees.
The state budget was presented on March 11 2022-2. Given the budget, Ajit Pawar announced reducing VAT on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by 10 per cent. Currently, CNG in Mumbai is Rs 66 per kg. But its original price is only 52 rupees. By adding different taxes, its price reaches up to sixty-six rupees.
This includes customs duty of Rs 2.75, VAT of 13.5 per cent on the fixed price and Rs 2.50 as distributor commission. Now VAT has been reduced by 10.50%. In such a situation, the cost of CNG will be reduced by 5 to 7 rupees now. In a vehicle that consumes four kg of CNG on an average daily, the car owner will save 20 to 30 rupees.
From now on, the state government will charge only 3 per cent VAT on CNG instead of 13.50 per cent. A notification regarding this has been issued. This will be implemented from April 1. If CNG is cheap, it will benefit rickshaws, taxi owners, drivers and passengers travelling in it sooner or later. The loss will be only to the state government. It is estimated that less than Rs 800 crore will be deposited in the state government’s treasury.