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Budget 2014: What gets cheaper

Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden Budget in parliament.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published on:July 10, 2014 3:52 pm

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:

> 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

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