Bhopal: House called Ganpatti Bappa can look at our pockets hard this year. Courtesy: GST. The artisans who make ides of Ganesha in claiming the city that the cost of the inputs has increased the application of the tax and, as such, have no choice but to pass the burden to the customers.
The tax on goods and services tax (GST) was launched on July 1 of this year – long before the artisans begin to gather raw materials, including bamboo, wood, mud, paints, fabrics and decorative items , For idols. “There is a general increase in prices every year.
But this year, the prices of all components are much higher. It is no wonder that the final product is more expensive, “said Jitendra Prajapati, an old-town craftsman. Although tradable, as artisans, prices would see an increase of almost 40% this year.
As such, for an idol that was available for 10,000 rupees from last year, customers may have to shell out about Rs 14,000 this year. “The height of these idols varies from one foot to 20 feet.
An idol sold for Rs 3000 to Rs 4000 did not earn us more than Rs 1500. The idols valued above Rs 10,000 Rs 3500 we won, “said the sculptor. However, artisans believe that higher prices can affect their Sales this year.
“With a rise in prices, customers can refrain from buying larger idols. This can affect total sales,” said Arun Prajapati, a Jahangirabad artisan.
The prediction of prajapati echoed the sentiments of the customers. Mohit Sharma Navyuvak Samiti Sudama Nagar said: “The size of the idol depends mainly on the collections we can make.
If the price is at the top, we may have to settle for a minor idol this year. “Another client, Hemant Sen Nehru Nagar, however, is different.
“Idol prices are increasing every year, they should also increase this year,” he said. The 10-day festival will start on August 25th.