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One Year Of GST: GST Or GSTN’T?

What hath GST wrought? Weighing up the tax ­reform’s impact one year later, we find a maze of issues to be navigated.

One Year Of GST: GST Or GSTN’T? Illustration by Sajith Kumar

It’s a riot of colours on the ground floor of a textile unit, Kimaya Industries, just outside Surat, a manufacturing hub in Gujarat. Machine-powe­red looms whir incessantly, wea­­­ving multicoloured threads into colourful fabric. On another floor, workers design embroidery to be ­woven into dress materials. Reams of sarees are stacked on one side, ready to be packed and shipped. Business, it would appear to the untrained eye, is booming.

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