Ranchi: The Jharkhand cabinet on Tuesday approved the policy which was announced during the budget
session to make essential commodities like paddy, rice, wheat
and flour free from VAT.
The cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Arjun Munda,
gave the stamp of approval on the policy that some items
would be free from VAT, Cabinet Secretary Aditya Swaroop told
reporters here today.
However, VAT would be imposed on branded items brought
from outside the state, he added.
The other essential items on which VAT would not be
charged as per the announcement in March by Finance Minister
Hemant Soren are potatoes, onion, blankets and towels.