Liquor will be expensive in Uttarakhand? Dhami government can increase the cost of liquor up to 15 percent!
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on the path of UP CM Yogi Adityanath, may cost up to 15 percent in Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is following the path of foreign liquor UP CM Yogi Adityanath. The Uttarakhand government can give a blow to the liquor lovers. If sources are to be believed, foreign liquor may become costlier by up to 15 per cent in the new financial year in Uttarakhand. The Finance Department is in favor of raising the target of earning 4000 crores from liquor. The Uttarakhand government has also started an exercise to increase the revenue source. A day ago, Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami along with GST, Mining, Energy, Forest and Excise Departments also brainstormed on this. After GST in the state, the highest revenue is received from the Excise Department.
In the current financial year, the government has set a revenue target of Rs 3,600 crore from excise. Till February 25, the department has also recovered 3150 crores, while the remaining revenue is expected to be received in the month of March. Sources said that the officials of the Finance Department are in favor of raising the liquor revenue target to Rs 4,000 crore.
However, there is no final agreement on this yet. An official of the Excise Department said that in the new financial year, foreign liquor could become costlier by 12 to 15 percent. Departmental officers have also started working on the new excise policy. At present, allotment of liquor shops is done for two years in the state. The same provision can be kept unchanged in the new policy. On the other hand, Secretary Excise HC Semwal said that the revenue target for the new financial year is set to increase, but has not yet fixed it. Said that its provision will be made only in the policy which will be implemented from April 1.
- There are 379 foreign liquor shops
- There are 245 country liquor shops in the state