The district excise department earned Rs 1.6 crore as application fee for the allotment of liquor vends for the 2016-17 financial year here on Sunday. The draw of lots for the allotment of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) and country liquor vends was held at the Prime Farms.
The department allotted 160 liquor vends, including 134 country liquor and 26 IMFL vends.
The auction process for 31 groups of the Moga region was held under the supervision of deputy commissioner Kuldeep Singh Vaid and in the presence of applicants.
The department had received a total of 451 applications from 16 groups for allotment of the vends and collected Rs 1.6 crore as application fee from the intending licence holders with expected revenue of more than Rs 41.6 crore during the next financial year.
Tarsem Sehgal, assistant excise and taxation commissioner, said that allocation of contracts to the Manuke group is under process while the Baghapurana group has yet to submit fees.