On second day, Karnataka sells liquor worth Rs 197 crores
New Delhi : The Karnataka Government has announced that the state has earned around Rs 197 crores by selling liquor on the second day. This amount, Excise Department officials say, is higher than the average income generated in the state per day before the lockdown, which was Rs 90-95 crore.
However, on Tuesday, the state reported the sale of 4.21 lakh boxed cases of Indian Made Liquor. That is 36.37 lakh litres of IML, which amounted to Rs 182 crore. In addition, 7.02 lakh litres of beer was sold on Tuesday for Rs 15 crore.
“Shops with all licenses opened today (Tuesday). Yesterday (Monday) some shops didn't open, there were hiccups with supply but it has been sorted out,” Rajendra Prasad, additional commissioner for IML with the Excise Department said.
The authorities have implemented strict restrictions on the sale of liquor. Retail outlets are allowed to sell three bottles of alcohol and six bottles of 650 ML beer, or the equivalent of the same quantity in smaller bottles per person. Liquor sales are only permitted between 9 am and 7 pm in non-containment zones.