India Grants Tax Exemption for FAO Projects: Promoting Agricultural Sustainability

The Central Government, under the CGST Act, 2017, exempts goods supplied to FAO for specific projects.

Projects include "Strengthening Capacities for Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture" and "Green Ag" for environmental benefits.

The exemption covers Central Tax, subject to certification by a Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Certification includes details of goods and their intended use for project execution.

Effective from October 1, 2019, this measure aims to support FAO's endeavors in India. It aligns with efforts to enhance agricultural sustainability and address environmental challenges

This initiative showcases India's commitment to global agricultural development and environmental conservation.