Ajmer BJP MP Bhagirath Choudhary on Wednesday raised the issue of reducing the GST on marble and granite products from 18 percent to 3 percent to develop the market back in Kishangarh-Madanganj of Ajmer. Choudhary took the issue in the zero hour of Lok Sabha.
Choudhary said Rajasthan is a major producer of marble and granite and out of 33 districts, 23 are producers of the stones marble and around 50 lakh workers are directly or indirectly related to this sector. In Rajasthan, there are about 3,000 stone cutting industrial units and they came under small industries and play an important role in GDP of the country. Previously the excise tax on both marble and granite was only 5 percent. Due to the pandemic, the sector is suffering and there are possibilities that many of the units will closed down.