Andhra Pradesh government plans to run liquor shops across 10 districts to ensure quality, contain illicit distillation and liquor syndicates.
Taking cue from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said at Delhi yesterday that the new excise policy incorporating state management of liquor outlets will be declared soon. With about 7500 crore liquor sale revenue the state has plans to target an excise revenue of Rs.10000 crore and also increase number of official liquor shops and also permit rooms.
'We are looking at the Tamil Nadu model where the government owns all liquor shops and have only government liquor shops across Andhra Pradesh'. Chandrababu Govt has already scrapped all belt shops (one legal shop used to have 5 to ten sub outlets in the past).