Bihar to waive off 50% of Taxes on e-rickshawas

Published on June 08, 2019
The Bihar State government has announced to waive off 50% of the total taxes levied on the purchase and running of battery-propelled e-rickshawas.
Bihar to waive off 50% of Taxes on e-rickshawas

Details:

  • The announcement was made by the deputy chief minister of state Sushil Kumar Modi.
  • He made the announcement while speaking at a World Environment Day function.
  • The move is to combat air pollution.
  • 3 cities of Bihar namely Patna, Gaya and Muzaffarpur are placed among the most 20 polluted cities of the world in a report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Seven departments of the state government have collectively prepared an integrated action plan to tackle the menace of pollution in the polluted cities of Bihar.
  • Also, the State has made arrangements, in 45 fuel-refilling centres in Patna alone to check the pollution emission from vehicles and at over 500 fuel refilling centres in the state in addition to run eco-friendly electric buses.

Question:

Q. Which State government has announced to waive off 50% of the total taxes levied on the purchase and running of battery-propelled e-rickshawas to combat air pollution?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Bihar

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