Free Demo

GST effect: Hundreds of thousands laid off despite growth

06-Sep-2018
GST effect: Hundreds of thousands laid off despite growth

India (Reuters) - Tilak Raj Bathla’s tiny weaving factory is one of the few still humming on a once busy road in Panipat, known as the country’s “textile city”.

Nearby, more than two dozen other workshops are locked from the outside, while dogs and cows roam through other abandoned factories. Scrap dealers enquire about idle powerlooms.

India launched the Goods and Services Tax (GST) just over a year ago, its biggest ever tax reform, aiming to replace more than a dozen federal and state levies and unify the sprawling economy.

The move improved economic efficiency but critics say the complexities of the new regime have driven many small enterprises out of business and forced hundreds of thousands out of jobs.

For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the drawbacks of the GST, especially the job losses, could prove costly in major state elections later this year and a general election in mid-2019.


Source:- In.reuters.com

High-volume of Loyal and Trusted Customers!

We feel proud in offering export-import data information services to our respected clients.

Obtain a free import-export sample report on desired products.

We do not provide any assistance directly in selling or Buying any product.

Thank You

Big thanks to showing your interest in SEAIR Exim Solutions. We’ve currently received your request for data information. We will return on the same query in a short span of time.

Top