The COVID-19 outbreak, has had a significant impact on the state's revenue collection. said meghalaya CM. Despite the epidemic, he claimed that the excise department was able to generate consistent revenue for the state.
"COVID-19 had a negative influence on our revenue collection." "However, the excise department has performed admirably in terms of tax collection," stated Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. The chief minister of Meghalaya said this after laying the foundation stone for the new commissioner of excise office in Shillong on Tuesday.
"A consistent revenue rise of close to 10% to 12% has been observed, which is a very positive sign," CM Conrad added. He also stated that numerous changes have been implemented in the excise department, which would eventually yield results in terms of higher revenue generation.
"It's now legal to drink local wines." "There was no regulation in place in the past to oversee and grant legal licencing to home winemakers or small-scale winemakers," stated CM Conrad.