AP govt slashes liquor prices


After hiking liquor prices by 75 per cent, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday slashed alcohol prices by Rs 10 to Rs 280 in two categories apart from beer, to bring parity in rates with states like Telangana and Karnataka to check smuggling.

Also, the rate reduction is aimed at preventing habitual tipplers from reportedly consuming hand sanitizers that in recent days caused many deaths in the state. The government enhanced the price of “premium and super premium” liquor to “rationalize” the rates so that the overall hike remains at 75 per cent, as effected in October last year and again in May this year, citing the overall revenue loss caused by coronavirus pandemic.

The percentage of liquor smuggled into AP from other states increased by 2012 between May 16 and July 31 and that of beer by 1,251 per cent.

As many as 10,977 cases were booked and 14,478 people were arrested for smuggling liquor from other states, Revenue (Commercial Taxes and Excise) special chief secretary Rajat Bhargava said.

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  1. Yes after increasing 100 rs slashes 30. Still 70 rs extra profit to. Jaglaq. Tax. Supreme court should have given full transport say 10-12 boottles and if they are selling cbi should arrest them and the same should be disposed in govt stores and run tractors on them .

  2. ఏదో అన్నట్టు.మా ఆయనే బాగుంటే …..పక్క రాష్ట్రాల్లో ఎందుకు తెచ్చుకుంటారు.చెత్త సరుకు . బ్రాండ్ సరుకు కంటే ఎక్కువకు అమ్మి. J టాక్స్ సంపాదించేసుకుంటున్నాడు ఈ చెండాలుడు.


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