SRINAGAR: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced discounted rates of GST on the home-made of Kashmir products, like carved wood products, art ware, decorative articles of wood barrel, papier mache, handmade carpets, textiles, and floor coverings etc.
On a one-day trip to Kashmir, Sitharaman while interacting with the officials of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs in Srinagar said that the funds for development and projects which have been provided to the people of J&K post the abrogation of article 370 have made all aspirations of the people come true.
“There is no point if it is kept only for small population. Some people are holding all the resources and denying the ordinary citizen his right and that is why in today’s government ordinary citizens are seen participating in electoral process,” she said.
She said that ordinary citizens are actively participating in the electoral process in spite of calls which disallow them to do so.
SOURCE: The Times of India