Odisha hikes liquor price by 50 percent

23/05/2020 at 8:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 23: Odisha government has imposed 50 percent price hike on MRP of liquor after allowing home delivery from Sunday.

As per information the State government has 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,” said an official.  

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.

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