Days of government-run liquor shops over as pvt parties to run biz again from today

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

Of these, licences to around 1,350 liquor shops will be handed over to private players in the first phase from Monday (April 1). Moreover, the order approved revision of fees for import, export and bottling of liquor, beer and spirit.The government had decided to issue fresh licences to 1,664 liquor shops. All government-run liquor shops were closed from the midnight of March 31.Confirming the news, state excise commissioner Bhor Singh Yadav said: “All government liquor outlets were closed to pave way for private stores. Ranchi: Liquor trade in Jharkhand is set to go into private hands as the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday formally gave its nod in this regard. This, some say, can lead to ‘semi-dry days’ in the state in the initial days.In 2017, the state government had taken over the liquor business, but to boost the ex-chequer it later decided to issue fresh licences to private players.

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