The government today said total collection through excise duty on petrol and diesel has been Rs 2,01,935 crore for the first 11 months of FY 2016-17.
The excise levy on petrol earned Rs 64,509 crore and while that on diesel garnered Rs 1,37,426 crore.
Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply to the Lok Sabha said an additional duty of excise of Rs 6 per litre is levied and collected on Motor Spirit (petrol).
He further said an additional duty of excise of Rs 6 per litre is levied on high speed diesel oil.
Source – The Economic Times
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