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Budget 2014: What's cheaper, what's dearer

Budget 2014: What's cheaper, what's dearer

Arun Jaitley spared the common man from price hikes by keeping duties on commonly used day-to-day items unchanged.

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday 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