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Five years of GST: Rates for some goods still in need of fine-tuning

The ground report from Ambattur in Tamil Nadu shows GST is a mixed bag

Ambattur Industrial Estate

Most companies in Chennai’s Ambattur Industrial Estate expressed concern over the recent rise in fuel prices and the exclusion of petrol and diesel from GST

Shine Jacob Ambattur (Chennai)
The noise of clanging metal and sparking welding machines is a sweet sound for people on Ambattur Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Chennai in Tamil Nadu for it marks a recovery of sorts from the turmoil of the launch of GST in 2017.

The experience of GST — ‘one nation, one tax’ — has proved to be a mixed bag. With the passage of time, looking back, some employers see GST as one of the most positive policy initiatives ever. Others are still hurting over the impact. A third group has mixed feelings.

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First Published: Jun 28 2022 | 1:36 AM IST

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