New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday (Might 9, 2021) wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought exemption of customs responsibility and taxes on medical tools and COVID-19 associated medicine.
In a letter, Mamata acknowledged that numerous organizations and people have come ahead to donate oxygen concentrators, cylinders, cryogenic storage tanks, tankers and tank containers and COVID associated medicine.
“Nonetheless, most of the donors and businesses have approached the State Authorities to contemplate exemption of these things from customs responsibility, SGST, CGST, IGST,” Mamata wrote.
She added, “As the speed construction falls beneath the purview of the Central Authorities, I’d request that these things could also be exempted from CST/customs responsibility and different such duties and taxes to assist take away provide constraints of the above-mentioned life-saving medicine and tools and contribute in direction of efficient administration of COVID pandemic.”
Mamata stated that the donations from these organizations will enormously complement the efforts of the State Authorities in assembly the massive hole in demand and provide.
Mamata Banerjee’s letter to PM Modi comes a day after West Bengal registered its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths and circumstances. The state on Saturday recorded 127 new fatalities and 19,436 contemporary infections.
West Bengal has up to now witnessed 12,203 coronavirus-related deaths and 9,73,718 circumstances.