The Gram Seva Sangha will launch series of movement against the Central Government if it fails to remove the handmade products from the purview of Goods and Service Tax (GST).
Speaking to newsmen here on Tuesday, Sangha Member Prasanna alleged that though Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced GST exemption on 29 handicraft items two months ago, till date it has not been implemented
At present, the handmade products are placed in the 5 per cent to 18 per cent tax category.
Artisans working in the Cottage industry are struggling to survive. He said that with the growing machine-made products in the market, the rural artisans would soon close down their business if the Central government failed to bring them under the cooperative sector and make them tax-free.