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Budget 2014: What gets cheaper

Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden Budget in parliament.

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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