Bribes, Borders and Middlemen: Why India’s GST Is a Game Changer

Bribes, Borders and Middlemen: Why India’s GST Is a Game Changer
Bloomberg
Seized vehicles. Bribes. Days-long delays. Moving goods across Indian states isn’t exactly easy — and that’s a major barrier to economic growth.

Rolling a truck of vegetables into Gujarat, the state once governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requires a bribe of 500 rupees to 2,000 rupees even with your papers in order, according to Rakesh Kaul, vice-president of Caravan Roadways Ltd., which has about 400 trucks plying India’s pot-holed roads. …

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