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Cut in GST rates on 178 commodities

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Chief Minister today claimed that the slashing of the rates on 178 commodities of common use was due to the struggle the had resorted to in the interests of the public.

Talking to reporters here today on his return from Guwahati after attending the Goods and Services (GST) council meeting, he said that the leaders and workers of the had resorted to the struggle in response to the directives of the party vice president seeking cut in the rates.

The council had now announced the slashing of rates on 178 commodities of daily use which would be a big relief to common man, he said.

He said that was saved of major impact of the current rains largely due to preventive steps the took by desilting operations and also proper vigil maintained by the departments.

He also said that the coordinated initiatives by the Health, Local Administration and a few other departments to prevent spread of dengue and breeding of mosquitoes responsible for the fever had also resulted in preventing occurrence of dengue.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 17:57 IST