Higher GST on ayurvedic products disappointing : Patanjali

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Patanjali Ayurveda, founded by yoga guru Baba Ramdev , has steered its way ahead of India’s well-settled consumer goods companies like Nestle, Colgate-Palmolive and Hindustan Unilever , having gained massive followers and revenues in the past few years.

In any case, the Haridwar-based organization is not content with the expense chunk on Ayurveda items under the destined to be executed Goods and Services Tax (GST).

As gone by the GST board , items that Patanjali fabricates would fall under the classification of 12% assessment section, more than twofold of the 5% impose by and by demanded on them.

“We ask for the government for an audit of the GST rate for the ayurvedic class in light of a interest of the common man. Without great wellbeing or great living, there can’t be ‘achhe clamor’ (more promising times),” Patanjali Ayurved representative SK Tijarawala told media.

“Expanding the GST rate on ayurvedic items is baffling and dampening. We are the ones who have made ayurveda achieve customers at reasonable costs, and different organizations have taken after our lead,” Tijarawala included.

Different organizations that would need to confront the warmth of this rate of GST are Dabur and Emami, managing in ayurvedic items.

Discussing the impact on the costs of its item after the usage of GST, Patanjali Ayurveda said that it will figure include credit modifications before deciding.

“Initially, we will not pass on any hike to consumers, and review the price strategy at a later stage,” Tijarawala had said earlier.

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