GST was rolled out from July 1, this year.
He said the compensation amount, in case of revenue loss of the states after GST was Rs 55,000 crore. This amount semed inadequate in the collection figures if it did not gain traction.
According to Mitra, the main reason for the deficit was the inability of a vast section of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to register themselves on the GSTN portal.
"Due to this, many of them had gone back to the manual mode", he said.
In this regard, Mitra said he had urged the Centre to raise the compensation amount.
Meanwhile, Mitra informed that Shalimar Works of the state government had formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with a Bangladeshi ship building firm to manufacture ships here.
The Centre has accorded all the clearances for the SPV, he said.
Moreover, a city-based agro processing firm -- IFB Agro -- has expressed desire to set up a phyto-sanitary compliance unit at Haldia for a shrimp processing plant, he said.
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