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Varanasi is synonymous with spirituality and regarded as the holiest city in India. It is said so as it is believed that Lord Shiva founded Varanasi, according to Hindu mythology. Home to a mind-boggling 23,000 temples, ancient city lies on banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. It is a famous holy pilgrimage site and referred to as also Kasi or Banaras. Not just a city of temples, Varanasi is a major industrial centre too. Silk weaving industry, manufacturing units of metals, musical instruments, handicrafts, brassware and gold jewellery are undertaken diligently here. Gold is equivalent to a sacred metal as deities in temples are adorned with gold ornaments which are sometimes offered by devotees. Due to this gold business flourishes in the city with people often checking the gold rate in Varanasi to buy the precious yellow metal. The famous Banarasi saree produced here is the souvenir taken back by many tourists. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Durga Temple, Alamgir Mosque, Dashashwamedh Ghat, and Ramnagar Fort are some of the compelling places to visit.

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Effect of GST on Gold Prices.

The implementation of GST has particularly affected the prices of commodities like gold.

Effect of GST on Gold Prices

As per the new tax structure, the GST on gold is set at 3% for both finished and unfinished products, which will be paid by the end consumer.

Apart from this, the tax regime also levies an additional 5% on making charges of gold jewellery. The additional charges have upshot the price of gold as there were no making charges in the previous taxation system. This rate is, however, a revised version which was initially set at 18%. The initial GST on making charges would have affected the prices of the finished products massively since end-consumers had to bear all the expenses. However, the 3% GST, the 10% import duty, and 5% making charges have made the yellow metal’s price increase by 0.75%.

How is gold rate determined?

The price of gold in India depends on multiple factors. This includes, but is not limited to the following factors:

1) Gold production

2) Inflation

3) Government's gold reserves

4) Demand and supply of gold in the global commodity market

5) Import rates

6) Interest rates

7) Taxes and levies

8) Local demand. 

As a denizen and fellow gold loan borrower, it is imperative for you to stay updated about the latest gold rate in cityname. It is not unusual to find a little variation between the market gold price and the gold valuation offered by the lender. The difference in price primarily occurs because the lender calculates the average gold price of 22-Karat gold based on the rates from the past thirty days and extrapolates the gold gram rate. Hence, the value of the gold you get depends on the average gold price and the lender's loan to value ratio. As per the recent directive of the RBI, lenders can give loans of up to 90% of the gold's market value till March 31, 2021.

KDM vs Hallmark gold - What's the difference?

The purity of the gold and the quality of the gold are two different factors that people often get confused over. Hallmark gold and KDM gold are the two types of gold that usually leads to some confusion. The two types of gold are considerably different with regards to their composition. The KDM gold has a purity level of 92%, where the gold is a mixture of 8% of cadmium and 92% of gold. Since there are some health risks associated with KDM gold, it is no longer in sale in the market. On the other hand, Hallmark gold has a certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The Hallmark gold is testes in assaying centers approved by the BIS. There are four varieties of hallmark gold: 23 karat, 22 karat, 21 karat and 18 karat. The purity of the gold is directly proportional to the karat rate. The higher the karat rate, the higher the purity.

Why is Gold considered a Precious Metal?

Gold derives this value from several factors, some of which are listed below:

  • Rarity

Gold, in its elemental form, is a relatively hefty atom. Although it is not the rarest of metals, it isn’t easy to find and extract gold in large quantities. This contributes to its high perceived value.

  • Demand-Supply Disparity

Gold is a highly coveted metal in a county like India. So, it generally enjoys a high demand all year round, but its supply falls short to meet that. As a result, gold prices tend to increase with time.

  • Liquidity

One of gold’s many attractive aspects is its liquidity. Gold has an active, reliable and a ready market of buyers at almost all times. As a result, it can be readily converted to cash, which makes it a highly liquid asset.

  • Standard of Exchange

It is universally accepted as a commodity of value, especially under a free market system. Gold reserves ensure the strength and stability of the currency and eliminate the pitfalls of fiat money.

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