Covid-19 taxe can be imposed on liquor in Uttarakhand
Covid-19 taxe can be imposed on liquor in Uttarakhand

Liquor prices may increase in Uttarakhand. According to sources, Covid-19 Taxe can be applied from five to ten rupees per bottle. The Excise Department is preparing its proposal. Which will be kept in the cabinet meeting. Excise of the state collects more than three thousand crores revenue annually. There is a readiness to impose Taxe to compensate for the increased economic burden on the government under Covid-19. Some other state governments including Delhi have also increased the price of liquor. The state government will use Taxe to prevent corona infection.

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The big challenge before the Excise Department is that after applying the Taxe, the alcohol prices should not be more than Uttar Pradesh. When this happens, illegal smuggling of alcohol may increase. It was agreed to impose Taxe in the meeting. It has been agreed to introduce Taxe in the meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Excise Department has been asked to prepare the proposal. Principal Secretary Excise Anand Badradhan said that proposals are being prepared for imposing Taxe.

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The cabinet will decide the amount of Taxe per bottle. There will be a cabinet meeting in the Chief Minister's residence on May 7, in which discussions will be held to prevent the prevention of corona infection. The Cabinet Subcommittee can submit its report. Apart from this, discussions will also be held to start Chardham Yatra. The government can also send a proposal in this regard.

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