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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

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
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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Curfew effect: No hike in excise on liquor in Chandigarh till May 15

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 12:51 AM IST
The decision came in the wake of the curfew imposed in the city to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus
The excise policy for 2020-21 will lead to nearly 5% hike in the prices of Indian Made Foreign Liquor, with each bottle costing ₹25 to ₹35 dearer.(FILE PHOTO)
The excise policy for 2020-21 will lead to nearly 5% hike in the prices of Indian Made Foreign Liquor, with each bottle costing ₹25 to ₹35 dearer.(FILE PHOTO)

Come April, Bacchus lovers to pay 5% more for liquor in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 12:08 AM IST
Even, beer bottles and cans will become expensive by 8 to 10.
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Liquor at doorstep may be reality in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:33 PM IST
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Cow cess to come into effect from April 1 in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:04 AM IST
The cess is being notified under the Punjab Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, that has no provision of seeking public objection.
Total sales of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)- run retail outlets over three days including Deepavali (Sunday, October 27), has broken a new record. HT Photo)
Total sales of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)- run retail outlets over three days including Deepavali (Sunday, October 27), has broken a new record. HT Photo)

Tamil Nadu beats liquor sale target, earns 455 cr in three festive days

Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Total sales of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)- run retail outlets over three days including Deepavali (Sunday, October 27), has broken a new record. While the sales in 2018 was Rs 325 crore, this year it was Rs 455 crore.
The additional tax is part of the Andhra Pradesh government’s new excise policy aimed at enforcing prohibition in the state in a phased manner.(HT PHOTO)
The additional tax is part of the Andhra Pradesh government’s new excise policy aimed at enforcing prohibition in the state in a phased manner.(HT PHOTO)

Alcohol prices shoot up in Andhra Pradesh as new excise policy kicks in

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2019 08:10 PM IST
The government also slashed the number of wine shops in Andhra Pradesh from 4,380 last year to 3,500 and the excise department has taken over all the retail shops from private traders
After Patna, the second highest number of liquor-related raids during the 14 months between April 2018 and May 2019 took place in Purnea.(PTI File / Representational Photo)
After Patna, the second highest number of liquor-related raids during the 14 months between April 2018 and May 2019 took place in Purnea.(PTI File / Representational Photo)

Patna ranks high on liquor raids across Bihar, low on recoveries

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 03:21 PM IST
Between April 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, Patna witnessed the highest liquor-related raids in Bihar, yet in terms of recoveries it ranked way below many bordering districts.
RS Rathee, councillor of Ward 34, alleged that the licence for the IMFL and country liquor outlet, on the left side of Golf Course Road of B block, near Rapid Metro station, had been granted without his knowledge or consultation(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
RS Rathee, councillor of Ward 34, alleged that the licence for the IMFL and country liquor outlet, on the left side of Golf Course Road of B block, near Rapid Metro station, had been granted without his knowledge or consultation(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Residents of DLF Phase 1 protest against liquor shop near Metro station

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 08:12 AM IST
Residents and the councillor got to know about the shop last Monday while the allottees were adding shutters to its structure, said Rathee. The residents then called the police in an attempt to stop further construction.
In the nine months from April 2018 to December 2018, Pune consumed 209.93 bl (bulk litres) of country liquor,which is 39.4 bl more than what was consumed during the same period in 2017.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
In the nine months from April 2018 to December 2018, Pune consumed 209.93 bl (bulk litres) of country liquor,which is 39.4 bl more than what was consumed during the same period in 2017.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Revenue boost as Pune drinks up in 2018

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 04:42 PM IST
High sale of alcohol has brought good news for state excise department as the revenue earned has increased by 9.18 per cent for Pune district as compared to last year.
Maharashtra has hiked the excise duty from January 1, 2019, following which liquor will cost more in the state.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Maharashtra has hiked the excise duty from January 1, 2019, following which liquor will cost more in the state.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Liquor to get costlier in Maharashtra from January 1 as state hikes excise duty

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2019 11:23 AM IST
The major hike will be for premium and mid-sized Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in the range of 20-25 % while small brands will face a hike of just 5 %. Foreign liquor brands will face a duty of around 4% now.
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)

High liquor sale during festival pushes Bengal’s revenue collection to record high

Hindustan Times | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 06:10 PM IST
In October, sale of India made foreign liquor (IMFL) stood at 1.20 crore litre, marking a shopping 57% rise over October 2017.
While 2,47,296 cases of imported beer were sold in Gurugram in 2016-17, it jumped to 5,37,664 cases in 2017-18, an increase of 117%.(HT/Photo for representation)
While 2,47,296 cases of imported beer were sold in Gurugram in 2016-17, it jumped to 5,37,664 cases in 2017-18, an increase of 117%.(HT/Photo for representation)

Make it a double: Consumption of imported booze soars in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2018 10:45 PM IST
Consumption of foreign spirits doubled in Gurugram over the last year, according to excise department data — a trend experts ascribed to changing lifestyles and increasing incomes.
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