Signs of recovery, says Meghalaya CM as GST inflows jump 40 per cent

CM Conrad K Sangma said that there is a jump of 40 per cent in the overall GST collection in the State as compared to last year.
Signs of recovery, says Meghalaya CM as GST inflows jump 40 per cent
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma. (File Photo)

SHILLONG

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma said that the Government will steadily relax the movement of people in the state depending on the situation.

“The inter-State movement of people has been eased to a large extent after we changed protocols. No quarantine is required if you have tested on RTCPR, CBNAAT and TRUNAT and come with the reports,” Chief Minister told reporters here today.

According to the Chief Minister, the only thing which the Government is firm on is the mandatory testing of people who enter the State.

“We feel that provision should not be removed at any point of time since winter is approaching and we don’t know how things will turn out in the months to come. We have to be careful. There is a need to balance between safety, security, health of the people also ensuring that the economy opens up,” he said.

“As we go along, we take one step at a time and then remove some restrictions. Again we will review and then remove some restrictions. Therefore, restrictions are there and there will be restrictions in future as well. If you are coming for a three or five-day visit, then RAT test would be enough. This one level of mechanism is to ensure some level of safety,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that there is a jump of 40 per cent in the overall GST collection in the State as compared to last year.

“The last year's amount was about close to 55 to ₹ 60 crore. This year there has been a jump of ₹ 90 crore during the same period. This reflects the overall economy is improving in the State. We are seeing in the country that the demand is going up. There is a sign that normalcy is coming back. We have to see that the strength continues, then we will assess. But it is a positive sign for the State and economy,” Sangma added.

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