Potato and big onion tax to be increased tomorrow


The Finance Ministry has decided to increase import duty on potato and big onion.

Accordingly, current tax per kilogram of potato will be increased from five rupees to 15 rupees with effect from tomorrow while tax per kilogram of big onion will be increased from 10 rupees to 25 rupees with effect from 15th of this month.

The Finance Ministry Spokesman stated local produce is expected to reach the market by next week and the new import duty will assist to fetch a reasonable price for local produce.