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Now Love For Pizza, Burgers Will Burn A Hole In Your Pocket!
Now, eating Pizzas and burgers in Kerala will cost 14.5% higher than before.

Now, eating Pizzas and burgers in Kerala will cost 14.5% higher than before.

According to reports, in what is a first for India, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government has imposed a “fat tax” of 14.5% on consumers eating junk food like pizza, burgers and tacos.

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The announcement was made by state Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Friday, while presenting the LDF government’s first budget.

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Isaac said an estimate of Rs 10 crore would be raised by the new tax.

This is the first time that India has opted for this tax.

In the past, a fat tax has been imposed by countries like Denmark and Hungary to fight obesity.