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Now Jagan wants less bars in AP

Now Jagan wants less bars in AP

Now Jagan wants less bars in AP
November 08
18:21 2019

After bringing down the number of liquor shops majority in rural areas the Jagan goverment is now contemplating reduction of bars ,water holes in tne state .Objective is to reduce alcoholic habits of city dwellers after putting an end availability of cheap liquor in tne country side .

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has now ordered to reduce the number of bars from January 1st and the liquor shops strictly permitted to operate only between 11 am to 10 pm.

Although the opposition parties and the TDP cried hoarse the Jagan devisions would sharply reduced the revenue of the state the YSRC president remained unfettered in his decision to implement one of his major poll promises in toto?

The CM also instructed the officers that bars should be away from religious locations ,residential places and school zones As per the latest order, the number of bars will reduce to 420 against existing 839. CM Jagan Reddy has also ordered to increase license fee of bars from the New Year by the end of September. The government will reduce the number of shops (roughly 4,300 private shops at present) to 3,500 government outlets.

However the government has in its budget increased the projected excise income by ₹2,000 crore or so for the current year. The opposition TDP leaders termed the new policy impractical and difficult to implement. Earlier, during 1993, total prohibition was imposed by TDP leader, the late NT Rama Rao, but it proved to be a failure.

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