Maruti Suzuki said the hike is in response to an increase in input costs observed in the past year. The hike has been planned for January 2022.
The decision to not levy taxes on owners of milch animals like cows, buffaloes, and those which pull vehicles like horses, has been taken as, "it is not appropriate with changing times," a senior official said. These taxes were imposed during the British rule, he said.
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel stated the move was aimed at maintaining an ARPU of Rs 300 per user and help sustain a financially healthy business model.
According to the Cabinet, the hike will benefit 47.14 lakh current employees of the central government, along with 68.62 lakh pensioners.
At the time of publishing, petrol in Delhi was being sold at Rs 105.49 per litre and diesel at Rs 94.22 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol rose to Rs 111.43 per litre and diesel to 102.15 per litre.
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