25% drop in liquor sales in Kerala

Trivandrum - The overall sale of liquor in the state has fallen by 24.87 per cent.



By T K Devasia

Published: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 20 Feb 2016, 7:48 AM

Kerala recorded a one-fourth slide in the sale of Indian made foreign liquor since the implementation of the Congress-led United Democratic Front government's new liquor.
According to figures furnished at the International Conference on Effective Strategies for the Prevention of Alchohol and Substance Abuse (I-CON 2016) that concluded here on Friday, the demand for IMFL in the state declined by 54 million litres compared to 21 months before the liquor policy came into force.
The overall sale of liquor in the state has fallen by 24.87 per cent. However, the sale of beer and wine saw a quantum jump during the period, when liquor bars were converted into beer and wine parlours. The sale of beer recorded an increase of 63.65 per cent and wine 260.02 per cent in the last 21 months.


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