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Now beer will pay for cow shelter in Uttar Pradesh

09/02/2019

By Priyanka Verma

A special fee of Rs 10 per bottle will be applicable on consumption of foreign liquor in restaurants and hotels, while Rs 5 will be charged on each bottle of beer

If you are in Noida, perhaps it’s time to say cheers to cow protection. UP cabinet cleared a special fee on the sale of beer and foreign liquor in the state, the revenue from which will go into setting up and management of temporary cow shelters.

A special fee of Rs 10 per bottle will be applicable on consumption of foreign liquor in restaurants and hotels, while Rs 5 will be charged on each bottle of beer. A special fee has also been levied on bottling of beer and foreign liquor, with the exception of economy brands, in all distilleries and breweries.
The fee ranges from Re 1 to Rs 3 per bottle. Another fee of 50 p to Rs 2 per bottle will be imposed on import permit fee for beer and alcohol manufactured in UP.

With this additional fees, the excise department is expected to contribute about Rs 165 crore annually for cow protection in the state as per the present sales figures.

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