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Gujarat Emulates Kerala's Move, Considers 14.5% 'Fat Tax'
Weeks after Kerala government imposed 14.5% ‘Fat Tax’ on burgers, pizzas and other junk food sold in restaurants chains, Gujarat is also expected to emulate the move.

Weeks after Kerala government imposed 14.5% ‘Fat Tax’ on burgers, pizzas and other junk food sold in restaurants chains, Gujarat is also expected to emulate the move.

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According to TOI, Gujarat government is considering emulating the Kerala government’s move to impose a 14.5% ‘fat tax’ to raise more money for preventive healthcare measures.

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TOI quotes, a key source in the state finance department stating ” the government will study Kerala’s and other models and decide whether or not to levy this in the next budget.”

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The introduction of fat tax, as a measure to curb the consumption of junk food among people, has been a matter of global debate. Some countries like Denmark and Hungary even implemented it. Denmark, however, scrapped it later.

In a first-of-its-kind move in the country, Kerala has introduced a ‘fat tax’ on the consumption of junk food items like pizzas and burgers sold through branded restaurants earlier this month.