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Maharashtra government allows wine shelves in stores, supermarkets

Maharashtra is the largest producer of wines in the country with annual production of 17 million liters

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The supermarket or the store would need to apply for a state excise licence and pay a Rs 5,000 fee

Aneesh Phadnis
The Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to allow super markets and stores to sell wines in dedicated shelves, a move aimed to encourage group growers and wineries. While supermarkets in the state are already allowed to sell wines, the new decision will also permit stores with size of more than 100 square metres to tie up with wineries and sell their products. 

The supermarket or the store would need to apply for a state excise licence and pay a Rs 5,000 fee. Maharashtra is the largest producer of wines in the country with annual production of 17 million liters. The state

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First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 1:33 AM IST

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