The Finance Ministry today announced that the Special Commodity Tax on a number of imported essential items would be reduced with effect from midnight today.
Accordingly, the tax imposed on a kilo of sprats would be reduced to Rs. 1 from Rs. 11, tax on potatoes reduced to Rs. 1 from Rs. 40 and the tax on big onions reduced to Rs. 1 from Rs. 40.
Meanwhile, tax on a kilo of dhal (split) would be reduced to Rs. 3 from Rs. 15 and dhal (whole) reduced to Rs. 1 from Rs. 10.
The Commodity Tax for a kilo of dry fish would be reduced to Rs. 52 from Rs. 102.
The tax on several types of oils had also been reduced by Rs. 15 to Rs. 35.