To all the beer lover: Price of Beer to Get Reduced in Uttar Pradesh From April 1

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  • The price of beer has been reduced by Rs 20
  • The old liquor stock will have to be dismantled within three months under the new excise policy
  • Covid-19 has badly affected the sale of beer

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Government announced that under the new excise policy, beer will get cheaper in the state from April 1. But at the same time, there will be an increase in the prices of Indian and English liquor.

The price has been increased by 15 to 20%. While the price of beer is reduced by Rs 20. To increase the consumption of beer in Uttar Pradesh, the prices are being reduced.

Due to the global pandemic, the sale of beer was badly affected. In the last year, the sale of beer was 27.08 crore bottles while in this year, it dropped to 17.28 crore bottles, which is 36% less. So, the government has decided not to change the annual license fee of retail shops of beer.

Liquor will be sold under the new rules in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, and Haryana from April 1 as the new financial year will start from April 1. Within three months, the old liquor stock will have to be dismantled under the new excise policy. Even, the price of beer is also higher than those states which are prone to smuggling. 

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