Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday proposed to impose an extra 10 p.c tax on diesel engine autos in an try to scale back air pollution. Addressing the 63rd Annual SIAM Conference within the nationwide capital, Gadkari mentioned that he can be writing a letter to the union finance minister at present Nirmala Sitharaman night on the identical.
Terming diesel as a “hazardous” gas, Gadkari famous that the nation has to import the gas to fulfill the demand. He additionally urged the business to deal with environment-friendly different fuels like ethanol or inexperienced hydrogen.
“Say goodbye to diesel… Please cease making them, in any other case, we are going to simply improve the tax a lot that it will turn into tough to promote diesel vehicles,” the minister mentioned, as quoted by information company PTI.
Aside from this, Gadkari additionally mentioned that he would suggest an extra GST on diesel-powered turbines.
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