The 28th GST Council meeting earlier removed 100 percent GST on sanitary pads, while it reduced GST rates on other items like hair color and dryer, hair removal equipment’s, powder puff, scent spray, jewelry box and handbags.
“The 28th GST Council Meeting has benefits for women,”
The GST on handbags, jewelry box, wooden box for paintings, glass art ware, ornamental framed mirrors, handmade lamps, wax, natural gum, iron and brass products have been reduced from 18 percent to 12 percent.
Besides that, the council also decided to nullify tax on raw materials such as stone, marble and wood, used by for making handicrafts like sculptures. Also, rakhis, sal leaves, the raw materials used to make regular brooms have also been fully exempted from being charged under GST.
The GST charged for commodities such as lithium-ion batteries, vacuum cleaners, food grinders, mixers, storage water heaters, head dryers, hand dryers, paint, varnishes, water cooler, milk cooler, ice cream coolers, perfumes, toilet sprays and other toiletries has been slashed from 28 per cent to 18 per cent.
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