sales tax rates on diesel in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Lucknow
The Centre had on Friday increased diesel prices by Rs 3 per litre, cooking gas by Rs 50 per cylinder and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre.
At present, sales tax rates on diesel within India are high and constitute as much as 20% of the consumer price.
Both diesel and cooking gas prices in Delhi may come down a bit after last week's hefty hikes as the state government has assured tax reductions to cushion the blow.
In Delhi, where diesel now costs Rs 41.12 per litre after the price hike, the government gets 12.5% as sales tax, or around Rs 5 per l itre, as revenue.