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Rajasthan demands GST rate cut on Mehandi/Henna

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today demanded lowering of rate on Mehandi/Henna saying they are major agro-products exported from the state and the higher incidence of will only impact the sector badly.

The goods and services (GST) rate on Mehandi is 5 per cent while that of Henna is 18 per cent.

"Traders have complained about higher on Mehandi/Henna. Since they are agri-produts, the should be kept lower," Agricutlure Minister Prabhulal Saini told reporters on the sidelines of a event here.

The state will soon make a representation to the Union Minister on this issue, he added.

More than 86 per cent of India's total Mehandi output comes from The state produced 31,500 tonnes of Mehandi last year on 42,000 hectare.

Almost the entire Mehandi the state produces is exported. The state has a special wholesale mandi for trading of Mehandi.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 15:48 IST