Uttar Pradesh suffers Rs 5,000 cr loss post liqour ban along highways


As far back as the Supreme Court restricted alcohol distributes inside 500 meters of national and state highways, the Uttar Pradesh government has brought about brings about loss of about Rs 5,000 crore.

“We have acquired lost about Rs 5,000 crore in 2016-17 fiscal ending March 31. Out of the objective of acknowledging Rs 19,000 crore, the extract division could create Rs 14,000 crore following the apex court order order,,” UP Excise Minister Jai Pratap Singh toldĀ media.

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The top court in its December 15, 2016 request had restricted the alcohol shops inside 500 meters on the either side of the national andĀ  state highways.

The top court had exempted Sikkim and Meghalaya from the boycott arrange out and out.

In any case, the top court later altered its order, decreasing the distance to 220 meters in ranges having a populace of up to 20,000.