Maharashtra government approves selling of wine in supermarkets

The wine industry of India has a market of Rs 1000 crore of which 65% is from Maharashtra.

On Thursday, January 27, the government of Maharashtra issued a new liquor policy. According to the liquor policy wine will now be available in all supermarkets of Maharashtra. The sale of the wine will be permitted through departmental & grocery shops.

NCP Minister, Nawab Malik informed that the decision has been taken in order to promote small wineries. “To increase the motivation of fruit-based wineries, 10 years of GST was exempted, a policy which was implemented in the state and wineries increased in number. The profits of the farmers also increased. To help promote the brands of small and medium wineries, supermarkets with an area more than 1000 square feet will be allowed to sell their products in a stall/showcase,” Malik said in a statement to PTI.

The wine industry of India has a market of Rs 1000 crore of which 65% is from Maharashtra. This decision will likely help the wine industry to grow. The new liquor policy will be enforced after a discussion with the cabinet.

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