#HandsOffParotta trends after courts rules higher GST rate for parottas


Team Udayavani, Jun 12, 2020, 7:28 PM IST

New Delhi: The ruling by a special court to a Bengaluru-based food company has started a Twitter trend protesting the higher tax on the staple flatbread for many – the Parotta.

Two products by ID Fresh Foods – whole wheat parotta and Malabar parotta – were classified by the court as not ‘ready-to-eat’ as they have to be heated before being eaten, accordingly, they will be taxed under the 18 per cent bracket.

Ready to eat food items such as khakra, toast, bread and chapati or roti are taxed under the 5 per cent bracket.

Social media, especially Twitter, immediately went abuzz with this news. Some alleged that this is northern Indian bias against southern Indians as parotta is immensely popular here.

 

Even Anand Mahindra tweeted on the issue:

 

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