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UP excise revenue up 38% to Rs 24,000 cr on clampdown on liquor cartels

Under a new excise policy, the state had dissolved the special Meerut excise zone allegedly carved out to benefit certain groups; bidding for liquor shops online was made mandatory

Rupee

The Uttar Pradesh government has reported an excise revenue collection of Rs 23,918 crore during the 2018-19 financial year, up more than 38 per cent from Rs 17,320 crore during 2017-18. After the Yogi Adityanath government came to power in March 2017, the UP excise revenue has been on a high growth trajectory posting growths of 21 per cent and 38 per cent during the two years it has been in office. During the past two financial years of the previous Akhilesh Yadav regime (2012-17), the excise collection had dipped below 5 per cent and hit a low of 1.4 per cent in 2016-17. (See ...