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BIRGUNJ: The revenue collection from Birgunj Customs Office is in a decreasing trend in the first month of the current fiscal year.
The country’s major customs office collected 85 per cent of the total target in the month of Shrawan, the first month of the current fiscal year, while the Office struggled to collect just 60 per cent in the fourth month of the fiscal year.
The Office collected Rs 12.99 billion against the target of Rs 15.2 billion in Sawan. In Bhadra, Rs 14.14 billion was collected despite its target of Rs 19.29 billion, Information Officer of Birgunj Customs Office Sumit Gupta said.
Likewise, revenue collection from Birgunj customs point remained less by Rs 9.38 billion in Asoj.
In the third month of the current fiscal year, the Office had targeted to collect Rs 21.88 billion but it collected just Rs 12.49 billion.
In Kartik, the Office achieved just 60 per cent of its target collecting Rs 12.92 billion despite the target of Rs 21.65 billion.
Information Officer Gupta said that government ban on import of 10 goods that contribute the most in the revenue collection led to reduced revenue collection here.
Compared to the last fiscal year, revenue collection from the import of petroleum products has decreased by 74 per cent and 69 per cent from the import of vehicles.