If you are fond of pizza, burgers, samosa, cold drinks and stuff like that, you may now have to spend more money on it, as Central Government is planning to impose tax on junk food. This means that rates of your favorite food items like pizza, burgers, noodles, cold drinks and chips are going to increase.On the other hand, junk food will not be available in school colleges from now. The central government is going to make these things expensive because most of the diseases spreads due to fast food and expenditure on these diseases are even more.The purpose of central government is to improve the health of the people and the arrangements made for them will also have the greatest effect on the pockets of those who consumes it. Meanwhile, the government will also increase the import duty on tobacco and liquor very soon.Eating junk food leads to lifetime health consequences, statistics have shown that sixty million adults are obese or overweight. School is where children spend most of their time therefore school should be a place where children learn to eat healthy foods, by the year 2050, the rate of obesity in the U.S is expected to reach 42 percent.
According to the information, government is planning to increase GST by 28% and can announce more CES on junk foods.On the other hand, as per information, samosas and patties will not be available in schools and college canteens. Central Government has asked the H.R. D. Ministry to immediately stop the delivery of junk food at canteens of every school, college and university in the country and within a radius of 500 meters near the educational premises.
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