GST has lowered prices in country: Union minister Jayant Sinha

The minister said inflation has been checked after implementation of GST.

July 19, 2017 / 06:16 PM IST

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has started paying dividends as prices of some commodities have gone down across the country.

Addressing officials and traders on GST at the Central Institute of Mineral Fuel Research (CIMFR), Sinha said inflation has been checked after implementation of GST.

"There are differences over several issues between different states. Efforts are on to bring a consensus among them. If it is achieved, the prices of petrol, diesel and liquor will be brought under GST," he said.


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Sinha said air connectivity in the country will be developed on a large scale and the Centre is searching 300 to 400 acres of land in Dhanbad to develop an air strip.
first published: Jul 13, 2017 09:26 pm

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