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CM for debate on excise policy

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With Andhra Pradesh new Excise Policy is set to be implemented from July 1, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed the Prohibition and Excise department officials to hold a public debate on the policy. “You can seek views from people. Understand their concerns. And, based on the public debates, we can finalise the best practices,” the Chief Minister said while participating in a video conference on Monday.

Hyderabad: With Andhra Pradesh new Excise Policy is set to be implemented from July 1, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed the Prohibition and Excise department officials to hold a public debate on the policy. “You can seek views from people. Understand their concerns. And, based on the public debates, we can finalise the best practices,” the Chief Minister said while participating in a video conference on Monday.


To keep an eye on the inventory and prevent mixing of liquor and other discrepancies, the Chief Minister suggested that the officials adopt the hologram or bar-coding system. “This will enable us to track the stocks. From manufacturing facility to retail shops and consumers, we can track the location of a liquor bottle,” he added.


Naidu also sought real-time recording of data through scanners. “Once certain stock is sold for the day, the shopkeeper has to scan the remaining stock and update it online,” he said, adding that this would enable us in improving the supply-chain management.


In order to monitor spurious liquor sale, illicit liquor and mixing of liquor brands by retailers, the Chief Minister suggested setting up of cameras in retail stores. The CM was told that East Godavari, Krishna, Chittoor and Anantapur districts have high sale of illicit liquor.

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