Amid spiralling fuel prices in the country, the Nagaland government on Monday cut down taxes on petrol, diesel and other motor spirits.

The amended tax rates are effective from midnight of February 22.

The rate of tax on petrol and other motor spirit has been reduced to Rs 16.04 from the existing Rs 18.26 per litre. On the other hand The rate of tax on diesel has been slashed to Rs 10.51 per litre from the existing Rs 11.08 per litre

According to the revised tax, petrol price has been reduced by Rs 2.22 per litre and diesel by 57 paise per litre.

Earlier, Assam and Meghalaya governments had slashed prices of petrol and diesel.