On Monday, March 22, deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodiya has announced that the minimum age for the consumption of liquor is now reduced to 21 years from 25 Years. The Delhi government has also approved the new excise policy. Government has also decided not to run the government Liquor Shops. And also he stated that no new liquor shops will be opened in Delhi.
“The legal age to drink in Delhi will now be 21. There will be no government liquor stores in Delhi. No new liquor shops will be opened in the national capital,” said Manish Sisodia while announcing changes to the new excise policy.
The legal age to drink in Delhi will now be 21. There will be no government liquor stores in Delhi. No new liquor shops will be opened in the national capital: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia pic.twitter.com/F5TZun0t4V
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2021
Sisodiya further added, “new excise policy framed on the recommendations of Council of Ministers is approved by the cabinet today. Delhi government has also decided not to run any Liquor shops and at present, 60% of liquor shops are run by Delhi government.”
The deputy CM also stated that the government will sell out all the state-run liquor shops to private players and it will be duty of private players to maintain law and order outside the liquor shops.
As per the new rules, government will set standard system based on which low quality liquor will not be allowed to sold in Delhi and it is also predicted that it will increase the revenue of Delhi government by 20%.