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Govt mops up Rs 40,000 crore from petrol, diesel excise duty till May

Updated : June 24, 2020 09:49 PM IST

The government has collected about Rs 40,000 crore from excise duty on petrol and diesel in the first two months of the fiscal, or about 16 percent of its full-year target.
The exchequer's collection rose three times in May, when the government mopped up Rs 29,396 crore (vs Rs 10,560 crore in April).
This was following a steep excise duty hike and as demand rebounded with ease in lockdown restrictions.

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