Haryana State has announced a new liquor tax policy that is meant to encourage people to get off the hard drinks and go for the mild beers and wines.
That’s good news for those of us who enjoy the mild ‘lager’ beers with less than 3.5 % alcohol content. a chilled chug will be probably five rupees cheaper this summer.
But wait up, those of you who like your strong beer, will have to fork up more from June 12th. Those among us who like their Indian Made Foreign Liquor will also have slightly lighter pockets with excise going up a few rupees per litre.
Pub owners are quite happy in Haryana, since those who will serve light beer et al, will see a two lakh reduction in their license fees.
So a weekend at Gurgaon, may just become more interesting as the weather heats up.