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The Delhi Authorities on Monday introduced a brand new excise coverage for the nationwide capital in a bid to cast off liquor syndicates and determined all liquor retailers within the nationwide capital will probably be run via personal distributors. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who asserting adjustments within the excise coverage, mentioned the Delhi Authorities won’t function any liquor retailers.

He added {that a} bidding course of following the adjustments could be carried out quickly. “It was determined that no new liquor retailers will probably be opened within the nationwide capital and the federal government won’t run any liquor retailers,” ANI quoted Sisodia as saying whereas addressing a press convention.

“Authorities will guarantee equitable distribution of liquor retailers in order that liquor mafia are thrown out of the commerce. Income development of 20 per cent is estimated after the reforms within the excise division,” he added.

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The Deputy Chief Minister added 60 per cent of liquor retailers in Delhi are presently run by the federal government.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hailed his authorities’s resolution and mentioned this may act as a significant blow to the liquor mafia.

Kejriwal mentioned the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) Authorities in Delhi has “ended mafia raj in lots of sectors”, including they’re “dedicated to reforming this sector too”.

In the meantime, the Delhi Cupboard on Monday additionally authorised decreasing the minimal age for consumption of liquor to 21 years from 25 years within the nationwide capital.


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