Bhubaneswar, May 23: Odisha government has allowed home delivery of liquor in areas other than containment zones and shopping malls from Sunday.
The provision of online sale of liquors has been made by amending the relevant provisions under Odisha Excise Rules, 2017. However no excise licensees of any type have been allowed to sell liquor across the counter or in their premises.
State Government has further introduced a “Special Covid Fee” by amending the relevant rules and increased the MRPs of all types of foreign liquor & Beer by 50% of the MRPs prevailing last year (2019-20). The additional revenue so generated will go towards meeting the expenses being incurred by State Government in treatment of Covid-19 patients and other related activities.
Home delivery of liquor can be taken up by retailers directly and also through reputed food aggregators, standard technology platforms, delivery service providers etc. acting as retail aggregators.