Liquor cards to fund Jagan ‘Navaratnalu’?

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The Jagan Reddy government is coming out with a unique idea to mobilise additional financial resources to overcome funds crisis. Very soon, the government wants to issue liquor cards with a minimum recharge of Rs. 5,000. Under this, liquor will be sold only based on these cards. Jagan Circar believes that this will make available lot of money available with the government in less time. This will be supportive to the government which is facing shortage of funds to implement the Navaratnalu Cash Transfer promises. Moreover, restrictions will be imposed to bring down consumption much more.

Reports say that the liquor cards will be issued only to persons above 25 years age. They should also have to submit medical certificates. The excise department is still working on the details of the cards process. This is expected to bring in transparency in the sales at the government liquor stores. No liquor will be sold on cash payments. Already, liquor takers are angry with Jagan Circar for collecting Rs 20 to Rs 40 excess above MRP rates of liquor bottles.

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