Table 6

Impact of maintaining exemptions and applying duty of INR450/1000

Duty paidCurrently exemptAll bidis
Average retail price (INR/25)
 2018–201921.016.419.5
 Projected39.016.429.0
 Change18.00.09.5
 % change86049
Consumption (billion sticks)
 2018–2019275125400
 Projected158125283
 Change−117.10.0−117.1
 % change−430−29
Smokers (million adults)
 2018–2019492271
 Projected392261
 Change−10.50.0−10.5
 % change−210−15
Duty revenue (INR billion)
 2018–20190.30.00.3
 Projected71.126.097.0
 Change70.826.096.7
GST revenue (INR billion)
 2018–201950.53.654.2
 Projected53.93.657.6
 Change3.40.03.4
Total tax revenue (INR billion)
 2018–201950.83.654.5
 Projected125.03.6128.7
 Change74.20.074.2
  • GST, Goods and Services Tax.