Liquor vends in Haryana will open from tomorrow and the state will levy a "covid cess" on all liquor bottles sold in the state which will vary from Rs 5 to Rs 50.
At a meeting of the Haryana Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, it was decided that a cess of Rs 5 would be levied on every bottle of country made liquor, Rs 20 per bottle on Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Rs 50 per bottle on Imported Foreign Liquor (IFL). This is expected to bring in an additional revenue of Rs 400 crores.
The cabinet also decided to open all liquor vends from tomorrow. These will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. However, vends located in the containment zones will remain closed.