GST on essential goods has increased the hardships of common man, experts believe – purchasing power will be affected

New Delhi: Government of India has decided to impose 5% GST on daily essential items like flour and rice like curd, lassi, paneer from 18th July. Apart from these essentials, GST has also been levied on hotel rent on hospital room rent. From businessmen to political parties opposed it. At a time when the country is already facing inflation, after the introduction of GST on these essential goods, the hardships of the common man have increased. Experts believe that due to this decision of the government, there will be a reduction in the purchasing power, which will have an impact on the GDP.

Ajay Kumar, who works as a hotel manager in Paharganj, says, “The government has increased GST. But customers argue with us to pay GST. Most people with rooms ranging from 500 to 700 come here. A part of it, our regular customers also say they fit.

ThePrint spoke to several hotel owners and managers in Paharganj. Everyone is worried that now after the introduction of GST, their business may slow down a bit.

The situation is also bad in other areas.

Whatever service or food and drink we consume, the government collects a certain amount of tax from us. We know it as GST, i.e. Goods and Services Tax. Until now there were some food and drink things that didn’t fit in. But on July 18, i.e. Monday itself, the Government of India announced the implementation of GST on some products.

From the shopkeeper to the common man, inflation has affected everyone’s household budget. The things on which the government implemented GST. At the same time, there are some products where GST was 12 percent earlier, it has been increased to 18 percent.

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