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Fat tax in Kerala: Panacea to the obesity problem?

Ashish Gupta and Shanthi Srivastava | December 2016

In July 2016, the Government of Kerala introduced a 14.5 per cent tax on burgers, pizzas, tacos, donuts, sandwiches, burger-patties, pastas, bread fillings and other cooked food items sold by branded restaurants. This article discusses the implications of this newly-levied “Fat Tax”.