Budget 2017: List of Things to go Costlier or Cheaper after 1st April

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Budget 2017 has already been announced and will come into effect from April 1. The common man has a lot of questions as to what will get costlier and what will be cheaper.

The finance minister had made an attempt to make it more affordable for clean energy sources by cutting duties on solar tempered glass, fuel cell based power generating systems and wind operated energy generator.

Here we are with the list of things that will go cheaper/Costlier with effect from 1st April:


  • Cigarettes
  • pan masala
  • cigar
  • cheroots
  • bidis
  • chewing tobacco
  • LED lamp components
  • Cashew nuts (roasted and salted)
  • Silver coins and medallions
  • Printed circuit board used in making mobile phones
  • Aluminium ores and concentrates
  • Polymer coated MS tapes used in manufacturing of optical fibres


  • LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)
  • Solar tempered glass used in solar panels
  • Fuel cell based power generating systems
  • Wind operated energy generator
  • POS machines card and fingerprint readers
  • Group insurance for Defence services
  • Booking railway tickets online
  • RO membrane elements for household usage
  • Vegetable tanning extracts used in making leather products

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