Nagaland to Withdraw Steep COVID-19 Cess on Petrol, Diesel

Nagaland state minister Neiba Kronu said that the state government has decided to withdraw the steep COVID-19 cess on petrol and diesel.

Considering the need to give a boost to economic activities and the woes of the people, the decision to rollback the cess was taken, Kronu, who is also the government spokesperson on COVID-19, the minister further added.

Earlier, in April, the Nagaland government imposed the COVID-19 cess of Rs 5 per litre on diesel and Rs 6 per litre on petrol and other motor spirits.

Meanwhile, the official notification for the rollback would be published on Thursday and is likely to come into effect from Friday.