An aerial view of flooded areas of Kerala(Coast Guard Handout Photo via PTI)

Kerala Floods: Relief Goods Exempted From Customs Duty, IGST

The central government is exempting basic customs duty and Integrated Goods and Services Tax for the goods imported or supplied for flood relief operations in Kerala, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said.

A notification to this effect is likely to be issued tomorrow and will be later placed in the next meeting of the GST Council, sources said. The tax exemptions will be valid till Dec. 31, 2018.

Kerala has been hit hard by devastating rains and floods leading to loss of lives and damage to property.

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