Liquor gets costly in Himachal
Shimla– Both the country made and Indian Made Foreign Liquor is likely to become dearer by Rs. 10 to Rs. 20 per bottle. In the new excise policy for 2013-2014, the government has proposed 7.14 %. increase in existing rate per proof litre of country liquor. The existing rates of country liquor have been increased from Rs. 130 per proof litre to Rs. 140.
While per proof litre of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) has been increased from Rs. 184 per proof litre to Rs. 210. The government has, however, not increased the number of liquor vends across the state.During the 2012-13, the excise department generated Rs. 800 crore from revenue receipt. While for current financial year, the government intends to generate Rs. 1,005 crore from the sale of liquor in the state. More Details