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Opposition Defends the GST Council’s decision to impose 5 per cent GST on these daily-used items

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha proceedings were hit for the second consecutive day on Tuesday due to protests by the Opposition members over the imposition of the goods & services tax (GST) on packaged food items,
finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday clarified that the 14 food items like rice, flour, milk, curd, pulses, cereals etc, when sold loose will not attract any GST.
hike sets off ruckus in Lok Sabha Defending the GST Council’s decision to impose 5 per cent GST on these daily-used items, Ms Sitharaman, in a series of tweets, said that the decision to levy tax on pre-packed and pre-labelled items was taken by the GST Council as a whole and not one member. “The GST_Council has exempt from GST, all items specified when sold loose and not pre-packed or pre-labelled

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