"A large number of population in the state uses bicycles as their mode of conveyance specially farmers, labourers, students and the poor people and is used in both urban and rural areas ", a press release quoting the Chief Minister said here.

"It is most necessary to give impetus to the economic growth of poor and weaker sections of society", he said while deciding to remove VAT on bicycles costing less than Rs 3,500.

Therefore, keeping in view the welfare of these sections, the state government has decided to lower the cost of bicycles", he said.

The Chief Minister said bicycle is also a mode of travel which is pollution free and helps in fitness.

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