221 liquor stores allotted in Rupnagar
The authorities allotted 221 liquor stores in the district through a draw of lots held here on Friday.
According to deputy commissioner Tanu Kashyap, a total 2,218 applications were received for the allotment of 134 stores for selling country-made liquor and 87 for Indian-made foreign liquor.
Out of the 221 liquor stores, 91 were allotted in Nangal circle, while 63 were approved for Rupnagar circle and 67 in Morinda.
The deputy commissioner said the excise department has earned more revenue (Rs 99.68 crore) through allotment of liquor stores in the district this year. Last year, the revenue was Rs 91.82 crore.
However, no liquor stores were allotted for the holy towns of Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib keeping with the government policy.
Rupnagar sub-divisional magistrate Tejdeep Singh Saini, tehsildar RS Bal, assistant excise and taxation officer Namrata Nurpuri were also present on the occasion.