Scindia also noted that the decision will boost air connectivity and economic development in Haryana.
“With this, Haryana becomes the 8th State/UT to slash the tax rate after Andaman & Nicobar Islands, J&K, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, MP & Tripura,” he said.
Scindia has been requesting states to reduce taxes on jet fuel, which accounts for a major chunk of the operational costs of an airline.
On November 18, the minister had said that seven states and Union Territories have slashed their VAT on ATF and that he was expecting more states to follow suit.
With the current tax structure on ATF, “you cannot have a robust civil aviation sector. I am very clear on that,” he had said.