Cess on boat rides in Varanasi (the video is loading, may take long. Please bear with us...)

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2008 09:41 PM IST
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A cess will be imposed on income earned from tourists' joy boat rides in Varanasi from January 15. It has put boatmen in the holy city of Varanasi in a quandary. They are opposing the tax since they fear that with their already insufficient earnings, they will not be able to earn a decent livelihood. However, the authorities claim that the tax is imposed to take better care of the famous tourist destination.

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