Well, let’s explain it to you in a better way. There would be a very few people who can say no to burger , pizza or food that are cheese laden or some fries. Now these people may require to pay a tax popularly called ‘fat tax’.
The reason is simple.
The only thing that is deterring the government from finalizing the decision is a nod from the Prime Minister. However to believe the experts, this ‘fat tax’ may be finalized on the budget this year.
However the term ‘ junk food ’ term isn’t yet included under Food Safety and Standard Act as of now.
The move is definitely well intended. That’s what the group feels like. Consumption of junk foods, rich in sugar, salt and started fat is one of the reasons why young India is suffering from several lifestyle ailments. And this move is meant to discourage people from eating too much junk food.
Will this work?
Kerala has already introduced a similar tax in the state. So if you buy junk food, you would require to pay 14.5% as fat tax. Restaurateurs say, while the government coffer is getting richer, the people are still making a beeline at the places that serve junk food.