In an effort to mop up additional revenue for the debt-stressed state, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Monday raised both the minimum and upper ceiling on Value Added Tax (VAT) by one percentage point each in his budget for 2013-14.
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Eyeing next year's assembly polls, Delhi's Congress government has slashed petrol prices, but increased the cost of CNG and tobacco. The petrol price was slashed by INR1.26 from the hiked rate of INR73.18 per litre. Now, petrol in Delhi will cost INR71.82.
Household budgets will be hit hard as the two percent increase in service tax and excise duty contained in the budget for 2012-13 came into effect from April 1. It will make phone calls, eating out and a host of other things more expensive.
General VAT rates have been increased in Kerala. “A higher tax rate kills growth,” says KSSIA general secretary Damodar Avanoor.
The highlight of the budget was Manohar Parrikar’s move to cut petrol prices by INR11.
Infrastructure development in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra will get a significant thrust with a series of mega-projects lined up as part of efforts to make India's commercial capital a world-class city in the state budget for 2012-13, presented recently.