Taxes in Jharkhand less compared to other states: Dy CM
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 22:09
Ranchi: Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said taxes in Jharkhand were very less in comparison to other states, yet the state government would do whatever necessary to address the problems of the poor.

"While Jharkhand is collecting every drop to fill-up its pot (tax collections), other states are filling it up with buckets," Soren said as he drove home his point that other states had been collecting more taxes than Jharkhand.

"Still we will review it in the interest of the poor," Soren told PTI when asked whether the government would rollback VAT as demanded by the opposition earlier in the House that led to their walkout.

Recently the government imposed VAT on handkerchief, towels, pillow covers and increased VAT on motor parts to 12 per cent and had stated that VAT in neighbouring states were higher that of Jharkhand.

Various trade organisations had joined a protest demonstration here on March 7, the day when Soren presented the financial statement for the year 2011-12, demanding rollback of VAT.


First Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 22:09

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