Budget 2014: Look what just got cheaper, and costlier

Jul 10 2014, 16:12 IST
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today spared the common man from price hikes by keeping duties Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today spared the common man from price hikes by keeping duties
SummaryFinance Minister Arun Jaitley today spared the common man from price hikes by keeping duties

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today spared the common man from price hikes by keeping duties on commonly used day-to-day items unchanged but made it costlier for smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate in tax proposals in Budget 2014-15.

Following is a list of what will be cheaper and costlier:

CHEAPER

* CRT television

* LED/LCD TVs especially below 19 inch

* Footwear priced between Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per pair

* Soaps

* E-book readers

* Desktop, laptops and tablets

* RO based water purifiers

* LED Lights, fixtures and lamps

* Pre forms of precious and semi-precious stones

* Sports Gloves

* Branded petrol

* Matchbox

* Life micro insurance policies

* HIV/AIDS drugs and diagnostic kits

* DDT insecticides

EXPENSIVE

* Cigarettes

* Aerated drinks with sugar

* Pan masala

* Gutka and chewing tobacco

* Jarda scented tobacco

* Radio Taxi

* Imported electronic products

* Portable X-ray machines

* Half cut/broken diamonds.

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