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Som Ras in excising times....

As per the latest notification of the excise department of Maharashtra, effective Dec 1,2009, the amount of liquor a person can buy per week, is now down to two bottles.

56 lakh people in Mumbai drink, and there are 150 excise officers monitoring sales at over 550 wine shops , across the city; which gives you 37,333 drinkers being scrutinized by a single officer.

This updated order is a result of activist Anna Hazare's protest about the Government making it cheaper to get beer licences.

There is no photo-id system for the liquor buyers, and it is expected that this foolish rule will encourage some innovative corrupt practices. The fine for flouting the rule is Rs 500 to Rs 10,000.

While cities and farmers thirst for water, rulers drunk on power can only think about liquor, it seems .


Vinod_Sharma said...

Although I respect Anna Hazare, sometimes our activists also concentrate on peripheral issues that keep them in the limelight.

You are right. This will achieve nothing more than make some corrupt officials richer.

BK Chowla said...

Because from the water drinkers , they get a vote once in five years.
From DARUU ,a lot money can and does change hands ever moment which finally gets shared right up to the top.
Laws are made by the Babus and for the Babus.

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