Odisha government hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

Odisha government hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

The Odisha government hiked VAT on petrol from 26 per cent to 32 per cent and on diesel from 26 per cent to 28 per cent, with effect from Saturday midnight. File image for representation only: PTI In a bid to increase revenue in wake of the coronavirus pandemic,...
Meeting India’s fiscal deficit target in the current financial year is going to be challenging and the central bank has not yet made a decision on its monetisation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said. India has spent more than a month in a nationwide lockdown, with its industries shut, to stem the coronavirus pandemic that has caused 26,496 infections and 824 deaths, among 2.97 million cases worldwide. “Fiscal measures are important and the government is working on a package of measures,” Das, the central bank chief, told news agency Cogencis in an interview published on Monday. Das said he expected the government to take a judicious and balanced call on the question of the fiscal deficit, while tackling the challenges arising from the pandemic. “Meeting the fiscal deficit target of 3.5 per cent this year (2020/21) is going to be very challenging, and going beyond it becomes unavoidable,” he said, adding that direct tax collections may also be hit. Das did not reply specificall

Meeting India’s fiscal deficit target in the current financial year is going to be challenging and the central bank has not yet made a decision on its monetisation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said. India has spent more than a month in a nationwide lockdown, with its industries shut, to stem the coronavirus pandemic that has caused 26,496 infections and 824 deaths, among 2.97 million cases worldwide. “Fiscal measures are important and the government is working on a package of measures,” Das, the central bank chief, told news agency Cogencis in an interview published on Monday. Das said he expected the government to take a judicious and balanced call on the question of the fiscal deficit, while tackling the challenges arising from the pandemic. “Meeting the fiscal deficit target of 3.5 per cent this year (2020/21) is going to be very challenging, and going beyond it becomes unavoidable,” he said, adding that direct tax collections may also be hit. Das did not reply specificall

Meeting India’s fiscal deficit target in the current financial year is going to be challenging and the central bank has not yet made a decision on its monetisation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said. India has spent more than a month in a...