Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya informed the Lok Sabha that all India weighted average MRP of urea has decreased by 71 paise per bag after the introduction of GST.
In a written reply to a question, the Minister said, in this way, the farmers have directly benefitted from GST. He also said, there is adequate availability of all subsidized chemical fertilizers across the country and there is no report of any shortage.
Mr Mandaviya stated that GST being an Indirect Tax, the dealers and manufacturers collect it for Government and deposit it to the Government treasury. Prior to the implementation of GST, the farmers were paying different taxes ranging between one to seven per cent.
However, post GST, the farmers are paying a uniform tax of five per cent only.