The central government is not considering the proposal to impose additional Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10 percent on diesel cars. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has given this information. A large number of diesel-powered vehicles are used in the country. However, a news agency report on Tuesday quoted Gadkari as saying that a proposal to impose additional 10 percent GST on diesel vehicles will be given to the Finance Minister. After this, Gadkari gave a clarification on X (earlier Twitter) saying that the government is not considering any such proposal. According to this report, the proposal to impose additional tax on diesel vehicles will be given to the Finance Minister by Gadkari. Its objective was to stop automobile companies from manufacturing and selling diesel engine vehicles. Gadkari had said that if the automobile industry does not stop making diesel cars, the government will increase the tax so much that it will become difficult to sell diesel vehicles. Gadkari has said in clarification regarding this that the government is not considering any such proposal. He said, “There is an immediate need to clarify media reports regarding additional 10 percent GST on the sale of diesel vehicles. It is important to clarify that the government is not considering any such proposal. Our carbon net by 2070 “With the commitment to achieve zero and reduce air pollution caused by harmful fuels like diesel, it is necessary to use environment friendly alternative fuels. These fuels should be import substitutes, low cost, indigenous and pollution free.” In the report regarding imposition of additional tax on diesel vehicles, Gadkari was quoted as saying that diesel is a harmful fuel and the country imports it in large quantities. The automobile industry should reduce its production of diesel engines. If this does not happen then the government will be forced to increase the tax on diesel vehicles. Gadkari had recently launched a car that runs completely on ethanol. In many other countries too, emphasis is being laid on vehicles running on alternative fuels.