After bringing the private retail chains selling fruits and vegetables under tax ambit, Delhi government is considering a similar step for big private milk suppliers operating in the city.
Contending that milk and milk products is under its purview, the government has sent a proposal to Agricultural Produce Marketing Board (APMB) to include players like Mother Dairy, Gagan, Parag and Paras in the tax ambit saying they cannot away without paying one per cent cess.
"A committee of the AMPB in its recent meeting urged the government to notify milk products to tighten the noose around the big milk suppliers asking them to pay the cess as per AMPB Act," its chairman Brahm Yadav told media.
He said that it would help keep a tab on the prices of these products as well on supply.
The Committee has already initated a move to tax big sweet manufacturers like Haldiram and Bengali Sweet Shops to pay tax on 'Khoya' (condensed milk) consumption which they are allegedly purchasing from the open market.
The move to tax milk and milk products like curd and paneer if enforced is expected to help swell the Board's coffers, keeping in view that these products have huge market in the capital.