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.
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.”
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.