The GST Council has on its meeting held on 9th September 2017 exempted clay idols from the tax. It was also decided that “For artisans, artists, folk arts and tribal arts, no registration will be required up to Rs 20 lakh (turnover).

The GST Council has also recommended that following 135  indigenous handmade musical instruments shall  attract NIL rate of GST.

 

  1. Bulbul Tarang
  2. Dotar, Dotora, or Dotara
  3. Ektara
  4. Getchu Vadyam or Jhallari
  5. Gopichand or Gopiyantra or Khamak
  6. Gottuvadhyam or Chitravina
  7. Katho
  8. Sarod
  9. Sitar
  10. Surbahar
  11. Surshringar
  12. Swarabat
  13. Swarmandal
  14. Tambura
  15. Tumbi
  16. Tuntuna
  17. Magadi Veena
  18. Hansaveena
  19. Mohan Veena
  20. Nakula Veena
  21. Nanduni
  22. Rudra Veena
  23. Saraswati Veena
  24. Vichitra Veena
  25. Yazh
  26. Ranjan Veena
  27. Triveni Veena
  28. Chikara
  29. Dilruba
  30. Ektara violin
  31. Esraj
  32. Kamaicha
  33. Mayuri Vina or Taus
  34. Onavillu
  35. Behala(violin type)
  36. Pena or Bana
  37. Pulluvan veena – one stringed violin
  38. Ravanahatha
  39. Folk sarangi
  40. Classical sarangi
  41. Sarinda
  42. Tar shehnai
  43. Gethu or Jhallari
  44. Gubguba or Jamuku – Percussion string instrument
  45. Pulluvan kutam
  46. Santoor – Hammered chord box
  47. Pepa
  48. Pungi or Been
  49. Indian Harmonium: Double reed
  50. Kuzhal
  51. Nadaswaram
  52. Shehnai
  53. Sundari
  54. Tangmuri
  55. Alghoza – double flute
  56. Bansuri
  57. Venu (Carnatic flute) Pullanguzhal
  58. Mashak
  59. Titti
  60. Sruti upanga
  61. Gogona
  62. Morsing
  63. Shruti box
  64. Harmonium (hand-pumped)
  65. Ekkalam
  66. Karnal
  67. Ramsinga
  68. Kahal
  69. Nagphani
  70. Turi
  71. Dhad
  72. Damru
  73. Dimadi
  74. Dhol
  75. Dholak
  76. Dholki
  77. Duggi
  78. Ghat singhari or gada singari
  79. Ghumot
  80. Gummeta
  81. Kanjira
  82. Khol
  83. Kinpar and Dhopar (tribal drums)
  84. Maddale
  85. Maram
  86. Mizhavu
  87. Mridangam
  88. Pakhavaj
  89. Pakhavaj jori – Sikh instrument similar to tabla
  90. Panchamukha vadyam
  91. Pung
  92. Shuddha madalam or Maddalam
  93. Tabala I tabl I chameli – goblet drum
  94. Tabla
  95. Tabla tarang – set of tablas

 

 

  1. Tamte
  2. Thanthi Panai
  3. Thimila
  4. Tumbak, tumbaknari, tumbaknaer
  5. Daff, duff, daf or duf Dimdi or dimri – small frame drum without jingles
  6. Kanjira – small frame drum with one jingle
  7. Kansi – small without jingles
  8. Patayani thappu – medium frame drum played with hands
  9. Chenda
  10. Dollu
  11. Dhak
  12. Dhol
  13. Dholi
  14. Idakka
  15. Thavil
  16. Udukai
  17. Chande
  18. Nagara – pair of kettledrums
  19. Pambai – unit of two cylindrical drums
  20. Parai thappu, halgi – frame drum played with two sticks
  21. Sambal
  22. Stick daff or stick duff – daff in a stand played with sticks
  23. Tamak’
  24. Tasha – type of kettledrum
  25. Urumee
  26. JaltarangChimpta – fire tong with brass jingles
  27. Chengila – metal disc
  28. Elathalam
  29. Geger – brass vessel
  30. Ghatam and Matkam (Earthenware pot drum)
  31. Ghungroo
  32. Khartal or Chiplya
  33. Manjeera or jhanj or taal
  34. Nut – clay pot
  35. Sankarjang – lithophone
  36. Thali – metal plate
  37. Thattukazhi mannai
  38. Kanch tarang, a type of glass harp
  39. Kashtha tarang, a type of xylophone