The Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act, 1991 (2nd Amendment)

The Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act, 1991 (2nd Amendment) was recently approved by the Select Committee of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to allow the brewing of high alcohol liquor for commercial export to other states. It is being criticized by anti-liquor groups and others.
The state government estimates that the amendment Act will boost revenue worth Rs.350 crore to Rs.400 crore in tax. However, there is a possibility that this law may lead to the diversion of Manipuri rice for brewing the alcohol, resulting in the state’s increased dependence on the Central largesse.

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