Haryana’s new liquor policy: Drink to that

Source: This post has been created based on the article “Haryana’s new liquor policy: Drink to that”, published in Indian Express on 16th May 2023.

Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 2 – Governance – Government policies for various sectors

News: The Haryana government has announced its new liquor policy.

This policy allows certain offices to sell booze on the premises. The eligibility criterions are over 5,000 employees, office space of at least 1 lakh sq feet and a canteen over 2,000 sq feet.

What is the significance of Haryana’s new liquor policy?

Taxes on liquor contribute a significant share to many states’ own revenue. This policy will increase this tax revenue from corporates instead of common men.

It will train the people to develop the habit of responsible drinking. It is because, employees tend to remain discipline around their bosses and colleagues.

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