Bhubaneswar, May 13: The Excise Department today allowed district Collectors to take a decision on home delivery of liquor by IMFL shops as well as food aggregators during the lockdown period.
Earlier the department had sought permission of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) fort home delivery of liquor during lockdown. Lockdown has been imposed in Odisha till May 19 to break the chain of Covid-19.
The department has apprehended that consumers may resort to illegal and informal channels to avail the liquor, if the same are not available during lockdown period. It may be harmful to their health and safety.