1% environment TAX not a Barrier

It Won’t Compensate for environmental Damage

New Delhi: Environmentalists and air pollution experts are disappointed with the Supreme Court order revoking the ban on more than 2,000cc diesel luxury cars. They fear that the imposition of 1% green tax 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). The apex court accepted their suggestion.

Diesel car
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According to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the voluntary offer by the car industry to pay 1% of ex-showroom cost of a vehicle as ECC won’t help curb the use of low-tax diesel in luxury cars in order to reduce public health risk.
Amit Bhatt of Embarq said that 1% tax would not discourage customers. “One way would be to invest all the money generated from this ECC only in public transport. We also need a fuel policy that lays down clearly that petrol and CNG are better suited for city vehicles. The government needs to implement other measures such as congestion charge and a quota for the number of annual registrations of personal cars,” he said.

“Diesel car users cannot pay less tax per liter of fuel compared to petrol cars or two-wheeler. This needs to be equalized to control growing use of dirty fuel in cars that have cleaner substitutes like petrol and CNG,” Roy chowdhury said.

“A pollution tax of 1% is grossly insufficient—it can neither compensate for the environmental and public health damage caused by these diesel cars nor deter anyone from purchasing a diesel vehicle. Instead, the manufacturers should have been required to sell only those diesel vehicles that are equipped with a particulate filter,” he added.

 via: TOI

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