To lift the spirits

To lift the spirits of tourists to Goa, the Pratapsinh Rane government has lowered tax on liquor, notes a recent report in The Indian Express.

And roadside kiosks will soon be allowed to sell beer and wine. The tax on local drink was dropped from 20 to four per cent, and that of other India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from 22 to 20 per cent. The move, State Finance Secretary Dharmendra Sharma said, was expected to result in more revenue as consumption would increase.

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