GST will make Maharashtra the first self-sufficient state says Deepak Kesarkar

Vastavam web: The Goods and Services Tax (GST), introduced by the Centre last year, will make Maharashtra the nation’s first self-sufficient state, Minister of State for Finance Deepak Kesarkar said today in the Legislative Council.He was replying to a discussion on the budget, tabled in both Houses of the legislature on March 9, in the Upper House.”The GST will make Maharashtra the country’s first self-sufficient state,” Kesarkar said.

Replying to queries posed by the Opposition, Kesarkar said the government is working on ways to increase tourism in Sindhudurg district and in the next five months, an airport will commence operations there.To another query, he said the grants received by Maharashtra from the Centre has not dropped.