Talasani demands Centre to withdraw GST on handloom sector

Hyderabad, Oct.31 (NSS): Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav demanded that the Union government withdraw the five percent GST imposed on the handloom sector.

Some representatives of weavers’ community called on Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav here on Monday and explained to him about the problems being faced by weavers following the imposition of GST on handloom sector.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that after the formation of Telangana State, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar had revived the glory of handloom sector and financially encouraged weavers in a big way by awarding the work of Bathukamma sarees and launching various schemes.

He said the handloom sector provides employment to lakhs of people after the agriculture sector in the country and however, with the imposition of GST on handlooms, the union government is making the lives of weavers more miserable.

The Minister said that the Centre should withdraw it’s decision immediately, otherwise, it will face the wrath of people in the days to come. (NSS)


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