The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 on February 28. Continuing the trend set by his many predecessors, Jaitley today came down heavily on smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate. An increase in service tax rate to 14% will also make a whole lot of things more expensive.
What costs more
* Other tobacco products
Image: A man smokes a cigarette as he sits on a pavement along a road in Srinagar.
Image courtesy: Reuters