Food grains and pre-packed food items will now cost more after 5 per cent GST was levied on them. However, at this juncture, the finance minister has cleared that no GST will be levied on certain food items when those would be sold loose. The FM has provided a list of 14 food items in this context.
According to the reports, the list provided by the FM includes Pulses/Daal, Wheat, Rye, Oats, Maize, Rice, Aata/Flour, Suji/ Rawa, Besan, Puffed Rice and Curd/Lassi. These items when sold loose, and not pre-packed or pre-labelled, will not attract any GST.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman quoted via Twitter, “It must also be noted that items specified below in the list, when sold loose, and not pre-packed or pre-labelled, will not attract any GST.”