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Bars and beer parlours in Kerala can now sell liquor manufactured abroad

Thiruvananthapuram: In a new resolution, the Kerala government has allowed sales of imported liquor (foreign-made foreign liquor – FMFL) in bars of the state.

With Excise Commissioner Rishiraj Singh issuing the necessary order, beer and wine made abroad could be purchased from beer and wine parlours in the state. The decision comes close on the heels of permitting the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco) outlets to sell authentic foreign liquor and wine.

The sales started in the state amid tender procedures in this regard were completed recently.

The government took the decision based on a plea submitted by bar owners. The Government expects a revenue of around Rs 60 crore by selling FMFL through Bevco.

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