Poultry Farmers to Move High Court

by 5m Editor
22 May 2012, at 7:38am

KERALA, INDIA - The Kerala Poultry Farmers Association (KPFA) has decided to approach the High Court to get rid of the luxury tax imposed on them.

The association has also decided not to pay the luxury tax imposed on some of the farms, according to Express Buzz.

“Poultry farming sector has not been receiving any support from the government. Levying of luxury tax has put a heavy burden on our business. So we have decided not to pay the luxury tax,” KPFA state vice-president Jiji Mathew said.

Farms situated in more than 3,000 square metre area are asked to pay the luxury tax by some village officers. KPFA argue that most of the poultry farm sheds are made of low quality materials like plastic sheet, coconut palms or tarpaulin. There is no provision in the Panchayat Raj Act to levy tax from such sheds. They also argue that the panchayat do not even have the right to put Nos on such sheds.