Odisha Cabinet ‘approves’ GST on forest produce

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet today reportedly approved a proposal to bring forest produce including wood, Bamboo and Kendu leaf under Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Besides, the Cabinet has also approved establishment of an Asian Public Health University for clinical research in the State.

As per sources, the health university will be established in association with a private organization.

A proposal on amendment of the Municipality Act was also cleared by the State Cabinet. As per the amendment, the period of disqualification of chairperson and councilor of an urban local body following a no-confidence motion has been extended to three months from one month.

As winter session of the Odisha Assembly is underway, the State government did not make any official announcement on the aforesaid Cabinet decisions.