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AP to have fewer bars from Jan1

08-11-201908-11-2019 12:13:47 IST
2019-11-08T06:43:47.523Z08-11-2019 2019-11-08T06:43:44.047Z - - 19-11-2019

AP to have fewer bars from Jan1
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At a review meeting held to discuss on government income sources on Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy said that the state cutting down the numbers of bars that serve alcohol in the state. 

The officials informed the Chief Minister that the excise department saw a decline of 8.91 % in revenue as compared to the last year. The department earned an income of Rs 4,043.73 crores as compared to only Rs 3,683.25 crores this year during the same period. 

"Although the officials mentioned the loss of license fee from alcohol shops, the Chief Minister is keen on alcohol ban and has taken a crucial decision for the same," an official statement from CMO said.

Jagan further directed the officials to reduce the number of bars and also told them to implement on it from January 1st. The government also said that alcohol in bars should be provided only between 11 am and 10 pm.

Prohibition was one of the major poll promises made by the YSRCP, and after taking charge in May this year, the Andhra Pradesh State Beverages Corporation Limited (APSBCL) had taken over the retail of liquor in the state.

The state government plans to implement prohibition in a phased manner and ultimately confine the sale of liquor to only five-star hotels. It has claimed that already, the number of liquor outlets in the state have been reduced from 4,580 to 3,450. Come January 1, more outlets will be shut down.

The YSRCP hopes to bring in total prohibition in this manner, by the end of their five-year tenure.


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