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Bevco seeks extension of outlet hours

The Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco), has sought extension of working hours of its liquor outlets, ahead of Onam.

Published: 27th August 2020 05:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2020 05:40 AM   |  A+A-

A mask-clad man buys alcohol from a Bevco outlet in Kochi before the lockdown

Representational image. (File photo| A Sanesh/EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco), has sought extension of working hours of its liquor outlets, ahead of Onam. At present, the outlets are allowed to work between 9am and 5pm. Bevco MD Sparjan Kumar said the Bevco has given a proposal to the state government in this regard. “The extension of the working hours for a couple of hours will benefit the consumers and Corporation. But it is the state government which will take a final call on the matter,” he said. The proposal to extend the working hours from 5pm to 7pm was suggested for the liquor outlets of Bevco and Consumerfed. It is not applicable for bars and beer parlours. 

Though the average per day collection of the Bevco is estimated at `41 crore during the pre-Covid period, a 20 per cent increase in the total liquor sale is expected during the 10 days starting from Atham to Thiruvonam. Liquor worth `487 crore were sold during Onam period last year.When the liquor outlets were opened after the lockdown restrictions were eased in the state, the average monthly sale of outlets dropped to around `17 crore .


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