Also Read Government takes over liquor shops in AndhraThe businessmen, who have been selling liquor in the neighbouring state, have applied for liquor retailing licenses in the bordering divisions of Khammam and Nalgonda.
Though the TS government has increased the application fee to 2 lakh, it has sold more number of applications than the last time.
Telangana’s Excise Department has earned Rs 968 crore through the application fee which is non-refundable for liquor licences.
The fee, collected this year is more than doubled than Rs 400 crore collected as application fee in 2017.
The government has received 788 and 711 applications for 79 and 94 liquor shops for Hyderabad and Secunderabad respectively.
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