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Exempt yarn from GST: Ludhiana cloth merchants

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

Seeking total exemption on yarn and fabric from Goods and Services (GST), the cloth merchants of today observed a complete strike against the Centre's new regime.

A protest rally was organised at Badhaur House market in which traders demanded rollback of on these items.

Pawan Batra, a senior leader of the traders, said that there was no on cloth till now.

"Once the regime kicks in, a tax of 5 per cent will be levied on yarn and fabric. Additionally, a 5 per cent will have to be paid by workers doing works like embroidery, etc.," he said.

Ravinder Arora, president of the unit of the and Ajit Lakra, Bepoar Mandal Secretary also addressed the traders.

Later a delegation of the cloth merchants Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, who was in the city today and expressed their apprehensions about imposition of the GST on these items.

The minister assured them that he would convey their sentiments to Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

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

First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 20:48 IST