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The services for setting up fire lines, plantation of trees in forest, river maintenance in forest, clearing of truck path in forest are pure service and exempt from GST

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Classification of service — In the instant case, applicant requested for advance ruling on the following—

Whether the supply of providing labour services for setting up fire lines in forests to protect forest from catching fire which cause damages to forest, labour services for plantation of trees in forests, labour services for rill / river maintenance (rill bank protection by using rill stones), labour services of clearing the truck path in forests is included in exempted services in Notification No.12/2017- Central Tax (Rate) dated 28-06-2017 or any other related notification.

If the above supply of service not included in any exemption notifications as per Question No.1, the rate of goods and services tax applicable to such supply of services.

Held that—The services for setting up fire lines, plantation of trees in forest, river maintenance in forest, clearing of truck path in forest are pure services that are clearly falling within the purview of the term “Protection of Environment 'Road' / 'Fire Services”' as covered in 12th Schedule under Article 243W of the Constitution. Therefore, these services are exempted as per Sl.No.3 of the Notification No.12/2017-CentraI Tax (Rate) dated 28-06-2017. — Puthoor Unnikrishnan, In Re… [2019] 12 TAXLOK.COM 073 (AAR-Kerala)