GST may bring in competition among dealers

GST may bring in competition among dealers

- Ashok Jain, Managing Director, Jainum Infratrade

We have been dealers in cement business for more than 25 years and cater to the markets in Maharashtra. We represent different brands including ACC, UltraTech, JSW, Saurashtra Cement, Bharati Cement, and Gujarat Sidhee Cement. We also deal with lightweight concrete blocks and other supplementary building materials. In cement, we deal with all grades like, OPC 43, 53 and PPC. Most selling grades are OPC 53 and PPC. We have customers in bulk segments of developers and contractors, and don´t supply to retail market. Our monthly supply stands in the range of 2,500-3,000 tonne. We get necessary support from the cement companies in terms of negotiating with customers, expert advice, price negotiations, etc. Introduction of GST may help to transit business to other states, which will be good for cement companies to do business in various states with a uniform price structure. Introduction of GST may also increase competition among dealers. There are various financial issues affecting the infrastructure sector. If the government comes out with solution to these problems in the forthcoming budget, it would be a great help to the industry.

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