Mehbooba seeks continuation of exemptions to local handicrafts, dry fruits, tourism

Mehbooba seeks continuation of exemptions to local handicrafts, dry fruits, tourism

NEW DELHI: Seeking continuation of tax exemptions and remissions to several local products from the state, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley here on Friday, a press note issued here read.
According to the press note, Mehbooba specifically sought tax exemption for walnut and almond (including giri and allied produce), handicrafts (produced from local artisans and craftsmen), wood allied industry (including wood seasoning, carving, processing), handmade willow and wicker industry, local sports manufacturing industry (including willow bat industry), saffron (and other dry fruits and spices from the state), an official press note read.
She impressed upon the union finance minister the need for protecting the local industry in the state in view of the stiff global competition and extending the exemptions in view of the losses the whole business community suffered during last year’s unrest and also keeping in view the general economic condition of local artisans, growers and small traders.
Arun Jaitley assured the chief minister that the demand raised by her would be considered in view of the interests of local trading community.

 

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