Puducherry is a union territory which comprises the former French colonies Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, situated in tiny enclaves on both of India’s Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal coasts. Puducherry’s small size and fractured terrain mean that it lacks a unified economy, and its various enclaves are more likely to take on the characteristics of the states around them.
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Puducherry announces a decrease in value added tax on petrol and diesel by $0.019 per liter.
The Commercial Taxes Department has imposed a special tax on petrol and diesel in Puducherry.
The Puducherry government has increased power tariff for all categories of consumers by 3.12 percent based on the recommendations of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The Puducherry government has increased VAT on petrol and diesel by one percent. Source: New Indian Express
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