Desi (indigenous) and English liquor have become expensive since April 1 in the state. A bottle of liquor has been increased from 60 to 100 rupees. The Excise Department has crossed the revenue target of 2650 crore in the last financial year.
Only after getting the approval of the new excise policy in the cabinet, there were indications that liquor was expensive in the state. The new policy has come into effect from April 1, which has started selling at increased prices. According to sources, the increased price of a bottle of indigenous and English liquor has increased from 60 rupees to 100 rupees.
A quarter of country liquor was at 70 rupees before which has now increased to Rs 85. Accordingly, 60 rupees have increased on a bottle. The bottle of English liquor has also increased from Rs 90 to Rs 100. Similarly, beer prices have also increased.
On the other hand, the Excise Department is grateful to meet the revenue target. The management was given to the revenue of 2650 crores, which has crossed the financial end. The department has got Rs 100 crore more than the target. Excise Commissioner Dipendra Chaudhary says that the department has exceeded the revenue target.
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