The great Tasmac robbery in Tamil Nadu: Spotlight back on thriving illegal liquor business industry in state
Ahead of budget, focus is on the thriving illegal liquor business in the State, which hurts the profits of govt’s main revenue earner
In reply to a question in the Assembly on Thursday, the government said it had taken a number of measures to reduce consumption of liquor in the State.
Many youths have already become addicts and are wasting a substantial part of their earnings on liquor.
The Budget has envisaged a slew of measures to generate revenue. The government is all set to increase the sales tax on alcohol.
The Budget also announced plans to market foreign-made foreign liquor (FMFL) in the state alongside IMFL.