The Centre has exempted the 'laddu' prasadam that is offered to devotees, at Tirumala, from Goods and Services Tax (GST). Even the essential food items that are purchased for preparing 'Anna' prasadam have been exempted from GST, under the Seva Bhog programme. The move by the Centre is in response to a request earlier, by Andhra Pradesh (AP) government. In a communication of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the Centre has announced this bonanza. TTD government body hailed the decision of the Centre.