The sale of wine will probably be allowed in supermarkets and walk-in shops in Maharashtra, the state cupboard selected Thursday.
Opposition BJP slammed the choice, saying that the federal government was selling liquor.
The choice was taken to reinforce fruit-based wineries which give further earnings to farmers, Minister for Ability Improvement Nawab Malik instructed reporters.
An announcement from the Chief Minister’s Workplace stated “shelf-in-shop” technique will probably be adopted in supermarkets and walk-in-stores which have space of 100 sq mt or extra and that are registered below the Maharashtra Outlets and Institutions Act.
However the supermarkets that are close to locations of worship or academic establishments can’t promote wine. Additional, wine sale won’t be allowed within the districts the place prohibition is in drive.
Supermarkets should be pay a price of Rs 5,000 for promoting wine.
BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis criticized the choice, saying the federal government had rolled again prohibition.
“We won’t enable Maharashtra to change into a Madya-rashtra (`liquor state’),” he stated.
The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress authorities didn’t assist folks throughout two years of the pandemic however its “precedence is selling the sale of liquor,” the previous chief minister stated.