Baghel Criticizes Centre Decision of GST on Foods

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  • Baghel slams GST hike on food items.
  • The remark came while he attended the 122nd birth anniversary of Late Dr Khubchand Baghel.
  • Centre hiked GST on food items.

Raipur: Ahead of the CG Legislative monsoon session CM Baghel expressed displeasure over the centre’s decision to impose GST on foods that came into effect immediately. The new GST rate has been imposed on wheat, rice, curd, honey, meat and fish, which are packaged but unbranded or sold under unregistered brand names.

The remarks came at a gathering held at Phool Chowk, where Baghel aftre attending the 122nd birth anniversary of Late Dr Khubchand Baghel interacted with the reporeters. Remembering the great freedom fighter Baghel garlanded his statue and spoke about him.

During the two-day GST council’s 47th meeting held last month under the leadership of Nirmala Sitharaman, rates of a number of items were revised. Packed foods like milk, curd and paneer and unpacked items like wheat and rice were brought under the GST quota.

After facing much of criticism, on Sunday late night, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs issued FAQs clarifying various doubts and mentioned only pre-packed items, such as, such as wheat, rice, and flour, up to 25 kg will attract 5 per cent GST.

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