Flour millers seek tax exemption on wheat products under Goods and Services Tax regime.

The Roller Flour Mills Federation of India has asked the govt to exempt wheat products from tax under the goods and services tax regime. Processing of wheat into flour and other products is an inevitable part of its consumption, and taxation of processed wheat based food products will put a burden on the basic staple of most people of the country. Govt has already exempted food grains such as wheat and rice from taxes under the GST regime. India produces an average of 90 MT wheat every year and consumption is pegged at 81-82 MT and of this flour millers process 20-30 MT. Roller Flour Mills Federation represents about 1,800 flour mills across the country which process wheat and produce products like maida, sooji, dalia etc.