Wheat prices may fall in some states as tax rate under GST at 0%.

Wheat prices are likely to fall in at least eight states–Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu as the food grain has been kept in the 0% rate under the Goods and Services Tax regime. which will subsume most indirect taxes from July. Punjab and Haryana levy 2% sales tax and 4% value added tax on wheat. While a 5% tax has been imposed under GST on branded flour, this won’t lead to rise in prices as organised players benefit from input tax credit on packaging material. Unbranded wheat flour has been kept at 0% tax slab under GST, and this may pull down its prices in states that levy a tax on the commodity now.