The Maharashtra government has decided to slash prices of petrol and diesel by Rs.2 and Rs.1 respectively. The prices will be effective from midnight Wednesday.
Speaking over the deaths of Yavatmal farmers, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said a case of culpable homicide will be registered against manufacturers of non-certified pesticide.
The chief minister further said, "Penal action will be taken against sellers who sold non-certified pesticides."
Fadnavis said the government is providing 10,000 protective gear to farmers so they can prevent such incidents in future.
“Giving protective gear to 10,000 farmers so that we can stop these kind of incidents: Fadnavis said.
Giving protective gear to 10,000 farmers so that we can stop these kind of incidents: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis on Yavatmal farmer deaths— ANI (@ANI) October 10, 2017
The Gujarat government has also decided to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by 4 per cent.