Why not rupee one as Social welfare tax?The State Governments are always put to tremendous difficulty in times of great crisis. The Kerala Government got a raw deal from the Centre when there were huge rains in that State. Yet the Communist Government did a fabulous job and the State was back on its feet. The NRIs did help out.
We also need innovative methods to collect tax. Those who visit the shopping malls and buy the goods are the upper middle class and the rich people. They are also very rich people. They also visit the airports and eat in the costly vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants where a good breakfast would cost Rs,400 per person, at current prices.
Why not ask these people to pay just Re,.1 as social welfare tax? This should be collected and given to the State Government. I think this is a good method of collecting some revenue. This amount can be fairly substantial during a month, and might amount to ten lakh rupees at the minimum, per week. This can be used to help the poor at times of crisis.