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Will you pay AIDS tax on air tickets?

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September 01, 2006 08:34 IST
If the aviation ministry has its way, your air travel is likely to get costlier. The government is planning to tax air tickets to fund AIDS programmes.

Such a plan was first mooted by France, which taxes airline tickets to fund health projects. France was supported by 12 other countries.

The 12 countries -- Brazil, Britain, Chile, Congo, Cyprus, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nicaragua and Norway-- pledged their support to France in March to tax air tickets to support HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programmes.

What do you think of this plan? Do you think India should adopt this policy?

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