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Alcohol sales have fallen sharply in Rajasthan.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan takes Rs 300-cr hit as alcohol sale falls sharply amid pandemic

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The highest losses came in the April when it garnered revenue of Rs 145 crore against Rs 670 crore in the corresponding period of last year to set up a deficit of Rs 525 crore in the first month of the current fiscal.
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A man returns after buying alcohol from a liquor shop in Najafgarh, New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
A man returns after buying alcohol from a liquor shop in Najafgarh, New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Supreme Court advises states to initiate online sale, home delivery of alcohol

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Liquor sales have shored up state coffers that were running dry. States have resorted to levying additional tax as high as 70% on sale of liquor but this has hardly dented demand.
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While sale of beer saw a relatively moderate 14.26 per cent jump, wine saw the highest increase, with an increase of 42.96 per cent when compared to figures of April 2017.(SHUTTERSTOCK)
While sale of beer saw a relatively moderate 14.26 per cent jump, wine saw the highest increase, with an increase of 42.96 per cent when compared to figures of April 2017.(SHUTTERSTOCK)

New high for alcohol sales in Maharashtra this April compared to April 2017

By Debasish Panigrahi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2018 12:37 AM IST
Thanks to relaxation of Supreme Court’s alcohol ban, sale of spirits saw a 35.39 per cent increase, sale of country liquor rose by 27.6 per cent
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