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Alcohol sale fell in Karnataka a day after the government hiked prices to fund a Covid-19 relief package.(Representative Photo/ANI)

Alcohol sale in Karnataka falls after government hikes prices

By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 09:37 PM IST
On Wednesday, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa while announcing a Rs 1,610 crore Covid-19 relief package on Wednesday had said that it would be primarily funded by a hike of 11% in excise tax. This was on top of the 6% hike which was announced in the budget presented in March indicating a cumulative 17% hike in retail prices.
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