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GST has lowered prices, checked inflation in the country: Jayant Sinha

Efforts are being out to build a consensus among states, he said

Press Trust of India  |  Dhanbad 

Jayant Sinha, Civil Aviation Minister
Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha.

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation on Wednesday said the (GST) has started paying dividends as prices of some commodities have gone down across the country.

Addressing officials and traders on at the Central Institute of Mineral Fuel Research (CIMFR), Sinha said inflation has been checked after implementation of

"There are differences over several issues between different states. Efforts are on to bring a consensus among them. If it is achieved, the prices of petrol, diesel and liquor will be brought under GST," he said.

Sinha said air connectivity in the country will be developed on a large scale and the Centre is searching 300 to 400 acres of land in Dhanbad to develop an air strip.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 21:05 IST
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