Do you like to shop and stock alcohol from the duty-free shops at the airport? While that can be a great idea, you may no longer be able to take the liquor back home if you are a resident of Uttar Pradesh. Yes, Uttar Pradesh now has a new liquor law where you will have to procure a ‘home license’ to consume and store liquor at home above the permitted limit.
6 Litres Of Alcohol Allowed Without License
Upsetting many, the Excise Department has notified a new policy where you will have to obtain a ‘home license’ every year from the District Collector and renew it after a year. The government has only permitted the purchase, transport and possession of a maximum of only 6 litres of liquor. You will need a license if you wish to store anything more than this amount.
Liquor License Will Cost ₹ 12,000
However, the license does not come for free. You will have to pay ₹ 12,000, and a security amount of ₹51,000 every year under the stipulated conditions. But why did the government impose such high fees? According to reports, the state government has set a revenue target of ₹6,000 crores more than ₹34,500 crores in 2021-22. As a result, there is a 7.5% increase in annual license fees for country liquor, foreign liquor retail shops. That said, there has been no increase in the retail shop license fees of beer. Here are 10 Great-Tasting Indian Beers Every Beer Lover Must Try.
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