Arrack


Sale of country liquor (Arrack) was banned w.e.f 01-07-2007. Prior to banning of Arrack, Revenue realized from the sale of country liquor was Rs. 2063.08 crores. Even then, the Government decided to abolish sale of Arrack keeping the health and economic development of the rural poor in mind. But contrary to the apprehension of loss in Revenue, the Government could make good the loss through strict enforcement and keeping constant vigil on illegal manufacture and Transportation of Non-Duty paid liquor, Illicit Distillation and such other Crimes. Arrack consumers shifted to cheaper IML Brands, thus accelerated IML Sales.

MONTHWISE AND YAERWISE SALE OF ARRACK
FINANCIAL YEARS           (LAKH B.L)
MONTH 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
APR 73.14 70.39 69.54 71.39 136.79 137.55 153.69
MAY 73.68 70.79 69.54 68.90 132.27 141.11 153.66
JUN 62.13 58.01 56.47 52.91 130.33 130.04 132.27
JUL 74.04 73.46 75.41 62.33 137.32 143.32 *
AUG 72.54 72.69 75.93 53.21 140.02 142.28 -
SEPT 70.74 71.30 74.86 121.49 143.86 153.05 -
OCT 69.91 70.83 71.46 118.78 148.70 155.77 -
NOV 72.79 73.29 76.01 121.54 137.48 150.96 -
DEC 75.31 75.52 78.47 130.87 153.45 155.98 -
JAN 80.86 80.94 83.65 137.46 138.07 154.85 -
FEB 78.33 78.36 81.02 146.74 134.78 149.44 -
MAR 78.40 77.31 79.31 139.36 141.54 156.03 -
TOTAL 881.87 872.89 891.67 1224.98 1674.61 1770.38 439.62