With the Supreme Court staying the Madras High Court order directing closure of state-run liquor shops in Tamil Nadu, the state government on Friday issued an order on reopening of government-run Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor shops from May 16 from 10 am till 5 pm. The Tamil Nadu government has barred selling of liquor in Chennai, Thiruvallur,… Continue reading "TASMAC is back, but only 500 tokens per day for each shop"
The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation on Thursday sold liquor worth Rs 170 crore. The revenue came from just 3,700 shops. The cash cow of the State government sells liquor worth Rs 85 crore to Rs 90 crore a day, on average. Despite demands from opposition parties not to open TASMAC outlets during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation and the… Continue reading "From TASMAC to trains, things that are happening in TN"
The Madras high court on Wednesday refused to stay reopening of TASMAC liquor shops in Tamil Nadu today. However, a special division bench of Justice Vineet Kothari and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana directed the government to implement rationing by permitting one person to purchase only one bottle of liquor ( 750 ml ) per day if payment is made by cash.… Continue reading "Strict rules and restrictions for TASMAC shops"
Just as the TASMAC shops are scheduled to resume their business in non-containment areas in Tamil Nadu from tomorrow, the State government today hiked the liquor prices significantly. According to an official release, since the government has increased duty on Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) by 15 percent, ordinary liquor will cost Rs 10 more for 180 ml (quarter bottle)… Continue reading "TN govt increases TASMAC liquor prices"
Liquor shops in Tamil Nadu will reopen on May 7 in areas where Covid-19 is under control and will function between 10 am and 5 pm, said a release by the state government on Monday night. “Shops in Covid-19 hotspots will not be opened. But in other areas, they will be opened with some precautions,” said the statement. No decision… Continue reading "TASMAC shops to be opened from May 7; tipplers happy, experts worried"
With the Centre giving a go ahead to reopen liquor shops, the Tamil Nadu government is likely to take a call today about reopening Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) liquor outlets. A cash cow of the Tamil Nadu government, closure of Tasmac outlets during the lockdown has already caused revenue loss of Rs 3,500 crore to the exchequer. Quoting… Continue reading "Tasmac liquor shops to be reopened in TN?"