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Colour TVs, PCs to be cheaper; cigarettes, gutka costlier

Finance minister Arun Jaitley 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.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2014 19:29 IST

Finance minister Arun Jaitley 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
> Imported inputs for garment manufacturer-exporters
> Imported groundnut oil cake and sunflower oil cake
> Imported parts for windmills
> Food processing and packaging machinery

Expensive

> Cigarettes & cigars
> Aerated drinks with sugar
> Pan masala
> Gutka, unmanufactured tobacco, and chewing tobacco
> Jarda scented tobacco
> Radio Taxi
> Imported electronic products
> Portable X-ray machines
> Half cut / broken diamonds, cut and polished diamonds
> Imported stainless steel flat products
> Imported Coking Coal, Steam coal, Bituminuous Coal, Mettalurgical coke
> Imported specified telecom products
> Recorded Smart cards
> Winding wires of copper