Budget 2014: Look what just got cheaper, and costlier

PTI Posted online: Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 0000 hrs
New Delhi : 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.