Kerala is popularly known as God’s own country. The state is one of the prominent tourist destinations in the country mainly due to the beaches, Ayurvedic tourism, hill stations, backwaters and tropical greenery. The state contributes close to Rs 7.73 lakh crore towards the gross domestic product. The per capita GDP stands at Rs 163,000. It has the highest literacy rate in the country which stood at 94% during the 2011 census. The population in the state of Kerala was recorded as 33,387,677 individuals as per 2011 census.
|City||Today Price||Yesterday Price|
|Alappuzha||₹ 93.50||₹ 94.26|
|Ernakulam||₹ 93.50||₹ 93.70|
|Idukki||₹ 94.83||₹ 95.17|
|Kannur||₹ 93.95||₹ 93.83|
|Kasaragod||₹ 94.44||₹ 94.35|
|Kollam||₹ 94.58||₹ 94.43|
|Kottayam||₹ 94.38||₹ 93.80|
|Kozhikode||₹ 94.11||₹ 93.82|
|Malappuram||₹ 94.34||₹ 94.10|
|Palakkad||₹ 94.82||₹ 94.52|
|Pathananthitta||₹ 94.18||₹ 94.71|
|Thrissur||₹ 94.44||₹ 94.08|
|Trivandrum||₹ 95.38||₹ 95.13|
|Wayanad||₹ 94.83||₹ 95.03|
Each and every state-run government in India levies a separate state based value-added tax on fuel prices.
It is a form of consumption tax implied on a product or service by the state government wherein the value is added at each and every step of the supply changing beginning from the production and concluding with the sale.
In the state of Kerala, the state-based value-added tax on diesel stands at 23.84%.
Various factors affect the diesel rates in the country and it is mostly external in nature. Several components will add up to the retail selling prices of diesel and it includes the cost of crude in the international market, the dollar-rupee exchange value, taxes levied by central and state governments, cost and freight prices, logistics, demand and supply factor, operating costs and margins and transportation charges and so on.