HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to increase the number of bars in the state to generate additional income. The state government has finalised the new licence policy, which will come into effect from January 1, 2016.
Sources said to increase the number of bars in the state, the government had decided to allot bars by taking 2011 census into consideration, while implementing the new licence policy. At present, allotment of bars is being done as per 2001 census.
Currently there are about 770 bars in AP and if licences are issued as per 2011 census, the number would go up considerably. Government expects to earn `300 crore to `400 crore from the new policy.
Sources say the state government has also decided to increase the sitting area in bars, so that more people could be accommodated in each bar.