India's Union Budget for the year 2010-11 has gained both positive and negative reviews, and most points included in the budget have become issues of massive debates. Another such point is the increase of import duty on gold and silver, especially with both the metals now becoming more and more expensive with each passing day.
While the import duty on gold has been hiked to Rs. 300 per gram, from Rs. 200 a gram, that on silver has been taken from Rs. 1,000 per kilogram to Rs. 1,500 per kilogram.