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Cong demands withdrawal of GST on fishing equipments

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Opposition in today urged Union Minister to withdraw immediately the on fishing equipments as it was causing immense hardships to the fishermen.

In a letter to Jaitley, a copy of which was released to the media here, Opposition leader in the and Ramesh Chennithala said accounted for 550 km coastal stretch and about 10 lakh people were involved in fishing activities.

After demonetisation, the fishermen had to face lot of hardships. Now after rollout, the taxes for various fishing equipments, including nets, had gone up steeply, he said.

Of the total global fish stock, 5.4 per cent is in and about 2 crore people in the country are depended on the fisheries sector, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 19:57 IST