Government announces Excise Duty reduction on Petrol and Diesel

Shillong, Nov 3: Government of India has taken a significant decision of reducing Central Excise Duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 respectively from Thursday.

Prices of petrol and diesel will thus come down accordingly.

The reduction in excise duty on diesel will be double that of petrol.

The Indian farmers have, through their hard work, kept the economic growth momentum going even during the lockdown phase and the massive reduction in excise on diesel will come as a boost to the farmers during the upcoming Rabi season.

In recent months, crude oil prices have witnessed a global upsurge.

Consequently, domestic prices of petrol and diesel had increased in recent weeks exerting inflationary pressure.

The world has also seen shortages and increased prices of all forms of energy.

The Government of India has made efforts to ensure that there is no energy shortage in the country and that commodities such as petrol and diesel are available adequately to meet our requirements.

Driven by the enterprising ability of India’s aspirational population, the Indian economy has witnessed a remarkable turnaround post the COVID-19 induced slowdown.

All sectors of the economy – be it manufacturing, services or agriculture – are experiencing significant upward economic activity.

To give a further fillip to the economy, the Government of India has decided to significantly reduce the excise duty on diesel and petrol.

The reduction in excise duty on petrol and diesel will also boost consumption and keep inflation low, thus helping the poor and middle classes.

Today’s decision is expected to further spur the overall economic cycle.

States are also urged to commensurately reduce VAT on Petrol and diesel to give relief to consumers.

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Association of trade union oppose hike in fuel prices

Shillong, Nov 3: A joint demonstrative meeting to oppose the hike in fuel prices was organised by Meghalaya Joint Council of Trade Unions & Association ( MJCTU&A) &
All India Trade Union Congress
(AITUC) , Shillong.

The meeting was addressed by the leaders of different Trade Unions from various Departments.

The meeting unanimously resolved a resolution demanding immediate halt of fuel price hike & check the
abnormal prise rise of essential commodities to mitigate hardship of common people in general and daily wage earner of the State in particular.

A six members joint delegation met the Chief Secretary, government of Meghalaya and submitted a memorandum along with a copy of the resolution with a request to bring the vexed issues to the knowledge of the government as well as the government of India for immediate redress.

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AIM concerned about non vaccinated visitors not being allowed to enter Hydari Park

Shillong, Nov 3: The Meghalaya unit of the Awaken India Movement (AIM) has expressed their concern over the fact that persons who have not been vaccinated are not allowed to enter Lady Hydari Park.

Banshai Marbaniang, Chairman
Meghalaya State Unit has urged the government to equally treat all citizens and not discriminate against those who have not taken the Covid-19 vaccine.

“If from the part of the government it continues to carry on with such activities than this can be construed as Divide & Rule Policy. Wherein on one side there will be those who have taken the vaccine and on the other those who
have not,” Marbaniang said.

The AIM also questioned why did the government forgot to implement the protocols during the recently concluded bye elections to the three assembly constituencies in the state.

Meanwhile, the AIM met P. R. Marak IFS officer of the Meghalaya Forest Department
Head Office on the

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