The prices of petrol and diesel will also rise in Nagaland from Wednesday mid night.
The additional chief secretary and finance commissioner, Sentiyanger Aier, in a notification, said the government has decided to enhance the rate of tax on diesel from existing 14.5% to 17.50% or Rs 11.08 per litre, whichever is higher.
The state government has also decided to enhance the rate of tax on petrol and other motor spirits from the existing 25% to 29.80% or Rs 18.26 per litre, whichever is higher.
Earlier, the state govt levied COVID-19 cess on petroleum products which made diesel price in the state to increased by Rs 5 per litre and the prices of petrol by Rs 6 per litre as COVID-19 cess.
This was done in the exercise of power conferred by sub section 3 of Section 3A of the Nagaland (Sale of Petroleum and Petroleum Products including Motor Spirit and Lubricants) Taxation Act, 1967 (as amended).