Excise duty on your favourite summer drink i.e. chilled beer has gone up from 20 percent to 35 percent. You will now need to shell out 13 rupees extra for that bottle of beer you crave for on hot summer afternoons. Download the UT Android App for more news and updates from Udaipur
As informed by excise department, local liquor had gone expensive as per the new excise policies. Then duty was raised on English wine produced in India. Having bottling plants and distilleries had already become an expensive job. As per the new policies, rates have gone high for local liquor, English wine and beer to the extent of 10 to 50 rupees. Imported liquor also attracted a raise in import duty. Security money was waived off for tenders of English wine shops, but the burden fell on the security deposit of composite shops. This time the department has raised the price of beer to generate revenue.