GST On ‘Mudhi’, ‘Chuda’ Rocks Odisha Assembly; Oppn Terms It ‘Anti-Poor’

Bhubaneswar: The GST on puffed rice (mudhi) and flattened rice (chuda) dominated proceedings in the Odisha Assembly on Monday with the House adjourned till 4 pm after opposition BJP and Congress MLAs created a ruckus over the issue.

As soon as the House assembled, BJP and Congress members created a ruckus over the Central government levying GST on mudhi and chuda.

The opposition MLAs termed the step as “anti-poor”.

As the din continued, Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukh adjourned the House till 4 pm.

Pre-packed and labelled meat (except frozen), fish, curd, lassi, paneer, honey, dried leguminous vegetables, dried makhana, wheat and other cereals, wheat or meslin flour, jaggery, mudhi, all goods and organic manure and coir pith compost will now attract 5 per cent GST. Earlier, these items were exempt from the ambit of GST.

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