Items getting costlier and cheaper from today – Here’s the list

From the next fiscal year, that is from today, a lot of things of your daily needs as well as things of your comfort are going to get dearer.

During the presentation of Budget 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hiked custom and excise duty on some, while it has been reduced on some products which will eventually lead to commodities getting costlier or cheaper.

Here is a list of things that will become dearer from April 1, 2017

Pan masala
Paper-rolled handmade bidis
Chewing tobacco
LED lamp components
Cashew nuts (roasted and salted)
Aluminum ores and concentrates
Polymer coated MS tapes used in manufacturing of optical fibres
Silver coins and medallions
Apart from this, you will have to pay more premiums for car, motorcycle and health insurance from April 1 as Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has given a green signal to insurers for a commission revision for agents.
Here is a list of products that will get cheaper from April 1, 2017
Booking railway tickets online
RO membrane elements for household usage
Solar tempered glass used in solar panels
Fuel cell based power generating systems
Wind operated energy generator
Vegetable tanning extracts used in making leather products
POS machines card and fingerprint readers
Group insurance for Defence services