Around 20 to 25 lakh people who find themselves concerned within the tourism sector in Uttarakhand have been affected as a result of nationwide lockdown imposed within the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
“There are over 2.5 lakh vehicles that are involved in the tourism sector. If one vehicle is serving five families, so it means over 10 to 15 lakh people are directly affected. If we include people who are involved in the maintenance of the vehicles, we can say that there are 20 to 25 lakh people who have been affected due to the lockdown,” Vijay, Uttarakhand tourism vice chairman informed ANI.
He stated that the tourism division has requested the federal government to convey diesel beneath GST norms and cost 10 per cent GST of spare elements of the autos, which is at the moment at 28 per cent that may reinforce the tourism sector.
“We have given suggestions to the government to bring diesel under GST norms and decrease the percentage of GST charged for purchase of spare parts of the vehicles and other things that will help the sector grow,” Mr Vijay additional stated.
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