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Harsimrat Badal thanks Nitin Gadkari for withdrawing notification

Nitin Gadkari informed the union food processing minister about decision today)

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Chandigarh , 28 Dec 2017

Union food processing industry minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today thanked union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari for acceding to her request to withdraw the notification of a draft rule that divested tractor of its status as non transport vehicle.In a statement here, the food processing industry minister said the move would be a big relief to farmers across the nation, particularly so in Punjab where farmers were in the midst of an agrarian crisis due to the failure to the Congress government to implement its Rs 90,000 crore loan waiver promise. She said the move would now ensure that the price of tractors would not go up due to imposition of higher GST which would have happened if they had been declared as commercial vehicles. She said farmers had also been saved from additional registration fee besides the need to acquire permits and a host of other conditions.Stating that the low taxes on tractors in Punjab were due to the pro-farmer policies of successive SAD-BJP governments, Mrs Badal said it was S Parkash Singh Badal who had declared tractor as ‘kisan da gadda’ and exempted it from taxes. I have been pursuing for withdrawal of the draft notification proposing to include tractors in commercial vehicles category from the last two months after it was first brought to my notice by farmers in my constituency of Bathinda and am grateful to Shri Gadkari ji for acceding to my request”.Mr Gadkari also wrote to the union food processing minister today informing her that following her request it had been decided to keep tractors out of the purview of commercial vehicles. The union road transport minister also disclosed that the draft notification proposing this change in the Motor Vehicle Act had been withdrawn. EOM

 

 

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