The Kerala government has decided to avoid the GST implementation on 13 food products, state food minister GR Anil clarified while urging the Centre to withdraw the decision.
“The central government should withdraw from the implementation of GST on food products. It is burdening the common people. Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) offers 13 daily use items at prices which we have from 2016. If GST is implemented, there will be a difference of RS.3-4. It is being avoided as part of government policy. Therefore, the state government will incur a liability of more than 25 crore rupees per year. This is an additional liability,” GR Anil said while addressing a press meet on GST implementation on food products.