Bengaluru: Undaunted by four-hour lockdown restriction, 80 lac liquor cases sold


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jun 23: During the lockdown, liquor was permitted to be sold by way of parcel between 6 am and 10 am. However, this could not stop the people from taking the liquor sale to a new high. During the last 54 days, the state has recorded sale of 80 lac boxes of liquor. The sale of liquor reached unprecedented heights during the lockdown.

During the lockdown period, the excise department sold 80 lac boxes of liquor in 54 days. Excise minister K Gopalayya, stated that between April 1 and June 15, in spite of limited hours, liquor registered a sale that was ten percent more than the daily liquor sale in normal course.


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Officials stated that compared to normal days, an average of 1.7 lac boxes including Indian made liquor (IML) and beer together are sold every day. One box of IML contains 8.64 litres of liquor while a box of beer contains 7.8 litres. An excise official said that during the lockdown period, over 80 lac boxes of liquor was sold. Average daily sale per day is about Rs 65 crore whereas during the lockdown, it was Rs 60 crore.

Taking into account the fact that business was transacted only for four hours every day, the sale is quite impressive. A senior official stated that the liquor sale increased as it was not sold in bars or restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Hot drinkers are good people. They drink and enjoy themselves. They are an asset to the state goberment. They never go for strike's for increasing or decreasing alcohol prices. Without we f the drinkers state goberment cannot run administration. Those non drinkers are liability to the state goberment. Let all drinkers live long forever.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    alllll ಕುಡ್ಚೆಲನಕ್ಕುಲೆಗ್ ಜ್ಯೆ ಜ್ಯೆಜ್ಯೆ... non-ಕುಡ್ಚೆಲನಕ್ಕುಲೆಗ್ ಮುರ್ದಾಬಾದ್, ಮುರ್ದಾಬಾದ್...🤩🤩🤩

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    'Sharabu Kudidu...Desha Seve Madiri'....'Desha Munde Tanniri'....Yeddy's 2023 election slogan...like 'Garibi Hatao' of CONgress... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Congress told the citizens to remove poverty ('Garibi Hatao'). Yeddy & Chaiwala are removing poor's from the society. See all over India, because of administration blunders people are dying all over India.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Jun 24 2021

    Those who write in support of alcohol and praise those who consume are the gems and emeralds of this society...ok Alphy ? You are one of themmm

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Being a welfare state India must ban liquor.

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Kindly consider to reduce taxes sirji. Can't efford. Karnataka. Too much tax & loot. Why...? No job...no income...no money...etc. Kindly provide liquor on ration rates.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    ಗಂಗಾಸರ is the rocksolid base of nationalist culture in coastal belt...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    We had a lot of hope on Narendra Modi. Finally Drunkards saved our Economy ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Did you Contribute Jossey Sir.....for Indian economy buy buying bottles.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Jun 24 2021

    Yes ....he did Lan...sir...He contributes on all the 365 days Lan sir.. just call him up at 8 pm

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    That's is the spirit...

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  • C. D'Souza, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    If a customer wants to eat a costly fish or want to buy mutton or buffalo meat today rate very costly. Did the consumption of thes items were sold less ? And now at rainy days (mansoon) the vegetables are sold for a high price every year. Did people consume less because of lock down. Why are some people who don't consume alcohol make a huge noise, it's also a part of human civilization. Our human ancestors began consuming alcohol as early as 80 million years ago, when early primates occasionally ate rotting fermented fruit rich in ethanol. Whether the petrol prices were above Rs 100/- you could see the traffic jam in our whole country and that too without the buses and lorries plying. Only private vehicles. Money from where if we ask it's a joke.

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  • John, Valencia

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Humans.. 80 mill yrs ago sipped on Glenlivet.....rotten fruits full of OH. Arre sir, homo sapiens evolved some 300k yrs ago.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Good time pass during lock down. Boothai fry, kane rava fry, Etty masala fry. (no beef) my most favourite Sorpothel. (Cynthi - you call ragti ? I will not bother you )

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Jun 24 2021

    Already bothered after reading the yummy dishes from your comment....in the meantime i am surprised today list of romantic girls are missing only dishes....good development ji

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  • Wilfred, karnataka

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    unlock or lock down, there is no protest, no cry from liquor shops about fuel price, nor the corona affect to wine shop services, but our pvt and pblc bus services ,autos and general markets struggling and suffering

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Then who is poor ? Who is suffering during lockdown ? And people need food kits, monetary help from the govt....Givt. should check the bank balance and find out who is actually in need of help and who is poor in reality ? Simply dont loot the govt by wearing fancy dress...

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    because liquor is not included in food kit

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    People have money for this.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    govt., has money 4 depositing in swiss bank & da pettha govt indias treasury

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    emptied indias treasury

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Jokara's hai tho.... mumkin hai..., sarva rogakke sarai maddu....!!!!!

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