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1% CESS ON DIESEL NO DETERRENT, SAY EXPERTS


Environmentalists and air pollution experts are disappointed with theSupreme Court order revoking the ban on more than 2,000cc diesel luxury cars. They fear that the imposition of 1% green cess on such vehicles will not act as a deterrent.The SC-appointed environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) recently recommended a green tax ranging from 10% to 25%, which would bridge the price gap between petrol and diesel. Some auto companies had, however, offered to pay 1% of the showroom price as an environment compensation charge (ECC).

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