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Last drop of wine Will alcohol ban help Kerala get rid of the tipsy class?

Aug 24, 2014    

Decision of the Oommen Chandy government to make Kerala an alcohol-free state in 10 years has sparked off a furious debate across various platforms on the correctness or the wrongness of the move. While there is an apprehension that the decision might strip the state coffers of sizeable revenue in terms of excise tax or may even hit the tourism industry because of beaches sans booze, the pro-ban community believe that the state will gain in the long term because of the step. The state is likely to take hit of Rs 8,000 crore per annum due to the ban.As per available figures, Kerala consumes 16 ...

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