Trade associations upset

Trade associations upset

 Rajasthan is witnessing protests from various trader associations but the state government claims that the administration is ready to adopt GST smoothly.

Objecting to the imposition of 5% GST on textile, traders in the state have called for an indefinite bandh. According to the Rajasthan Cloth Traders Association (RCTA), around 4 lakh shops are observing the strike.

Suresh Saini, officer-bearer of RCTA, said, "Levying 5% GST on clothes and sarees is completely unjustified. There was no tax on saris and textiles (unstitched cloth) in the state, but now the government has imposed 5% tax.  Our demand is whatever tax the government wants to impose, let it be imposed at the manufacturing point.”

Marble traders of the state have also called for a state-wide indefinite shutdown from July 1 to protest against 28% GST. Similarly, the Rajasthan Fireworks Dealers and Manufacturers Association have also joined the protest. The association has threatened a state-wide shutdown of their units on June 30 pressing for their demands.

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