Employees unload sacks of unprocessed coriander seeds from a truck at a Suhana spice factory in Pune, Maharashtra, India. (Photographer: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg.)  

Seven States, Five Union Territories To Roll Out Intra-State E-Way Bill Tomorrow

Seven states including Maharashtra and five union territories on Friday will roll out the e-way bill system for movement of goods worth over Rs 50,000 within the state.

With this, 27 states and union territories would have implemented the e-way bill system for intra-state movement of goods, the finance ministry said in a statement. The union territories which will roll out this system tomorrow are Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep.

The government had launched the electronic-way or e-way bill system from April 1 for moving goods worth over Rs 50,000 from one state to another. The same for intra-state movement has been rolled out from April 15.

“On an average 12 lakh e-way bills are being generated every day,” the ministry added.

Touted as an anti-evasion measure, transporters of goods worth over Rs 50,000 would be required to present the e-way bill to a Goods and Services Tax inspector. The measure is expected to help boost tax collections by clamping down on trade that currently happens through cash.

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