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Six-month extension likely for Delhi excise policy

The excise department in Delhi has proposed to extend the existing liquor policy until March 31, 2024, to ensure continuity of supply. This move is likely to delay the formation of a new policy, as the previous one was scrapped due to alleged financial irregularities. The Delhi government is expected to approve the extension, which will be the third time this year. The new policy has yet to be framed, with investigations into the scrapped policy causing delays. Experts argue that Delhi needs a new policy for stability and to encourage investment and competition in the market.

Currently, Delhi does not have any private-run retail liquor stores. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 06:08 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

More liquor shops proposed to mop up more revenue for state

The excise department in Maharashtra has proposed allowing liquor manufacturers to open retail outlets in multiple districts, in an effort to increase revenue for the state. The department also suggests allowing the sale of mild liquor in beer shops and issuing more drinking permits. These proposals could generate additional revenue of up to ₹650 to ₹700 crore annually for the government.

Maharashtra has over 18,000 licenced liquor shops, including restaurants and bars, and 90 liquor-manufacturing units (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 01:06 AM IST

Excise teams destroy 1,275 litre lahan in Himachal’s Bilaspur

The excise commissioner said illegal liquor distilleries were being set up by anti-social elements in Shri Naina Devi area of Bilaspur district, Himachal

Teams of the excise teams destroyed 1,275 litre lahan in Himachal’s Bilaspur. (HT File)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, Shimla

Ludhiana: Eatery employee serves liquor without permission, arrested

The arrested accused has been identified as Sachin Sharma of Guru Angad Dev Nagar, while owner of the eatery Raj Malhotra is yet to be arrested

An FIR under sections 68, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been lodged against the accused at Division number 6 police station. (iStock)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:34 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Karnataka records decline in liquor sales in August after rise in excise duty, say Officials

Karnataka government's increased duty on liquor has led to a decline in sales and revenue, with only 21.87 lakh boxes of Indian Made Liquor (IML) sold in the first half of August, a 14.25% decrease from the same period last year. The recent hike has made Karnataka the costliest state for spirits in India, potentially hindering the growth of premium liquor brands.

According to industry experts, the recent hike in excise duty made Karnataka the costliest state for spirits in India
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 12:56 AM IST
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