Pun­jab govt to slash liquor prices from next month

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

CHANDI­GARH: The Pun­jab govern­ment on Tues­day de­cided to slash prices of liquor from April 1. As per the state’s new ex­cise pol­icy, the price of coun­try-made liquor will fall from ex­ist­ing ₹250 per bot­tle to ₹210. In case of medium level brand of IMFL, the price has been re­duced from ₹650 to ₹550. The price of beer will also fall by ₹40 per bot­tle. De­spite pres­sure from big play­ers, the govern­ment also de­cided to break mo­nop­oly in the liquor trade. It plans smaller and more play­ers to be­ing in com­pe­ti­tion and con­trol in prices.

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