Assam earns excise revenue of Rs 824.92 cr in Jan-June this year


Guwahati: Assam has earned an excise revenue of Rs 824.92 crore in the first six months of 2019, Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidhya said on Thursday.

In a written reply to a question raised by AGP MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita in the House, Suklabaidhya said that the excise revenue was Rs 118.94 crore, 116.64 crore, Rs 194.24 crore, RS 141.93 crore, 123.71 crore and Rs 129.46 crore respectively between January and June this year.

To another query, he said, Guwahati has 313 Indian- made foreign liquor (IMFL) shops, 178 IMFL bars, 38 country liquor shops, and revenue earned from annual renewal of their licence amounted to Rs 10,50,65,00.

Mentioning that the government is aware of liquor being smuggled into Assam from neighbouring states, the minister said, preventive measures were undertaken to prevent this. (PTI)